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2014-08-12 08:31:03

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eLux Medical, Inc., developer of NanoLipo(TM), a novel nanomedicine approach to liposuction, is pleased to announce that Professor Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Langer has written over 1,250 articles and has over 1,060 patents worldwide, many of which have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250...

2014-06-23 12:23:37

Biotechnology pioneer will receive the award at the 2014 BIO International Convention, San Diego Convention Center. PHILADELPHIA and SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) have selected Robert S. Langer to receive the 2014 Biotechnology Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the 2014 BIO International Convention, June 23-26 in San Diego, California. "Bob Langer is the...

Tissue-engineered Hearts With Electronic Sensors
2012-08-28 08:01:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have added electronic sensors to engineered tissue, potentially paving the way for tissue-engineered hearts. Scientists reported in the journal Nature Materials that they have added electronic sensors to lab grown cells. These sensors could be used to monitor electrical activity in the tissue surrounding the scaffold, control drug release or screen drug candidates for their effects on the beating of heart tissue....

2012-08-21 12:32:37

A new made-in-the-lab material designed to rejuvenate the human voice, restoring the flexibility that vocal cords lose with age and disease, is emerging from a collaboration between scientists and physicians, a scientist heading the development team said here today. That's just one of several innovations that Robert Langer, Sc.D., discussed in delivering the latest Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-05-24 21:03:09

An effort to develop synthetic vocal cords to heal the voices of people with scarred natural vocal tissues is the topic of the latest episode of the American Chemical Society's (ACS') Bytesize Science series. The video is available at www.BytesizeScience.com. Filmed in the lab of 2012 ACS Priestley Medalist and David H. Koch Institute Professor Robert S. Langer, Ph.D., at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the video highlights the development of a flexible polymer material that...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'