Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab

As COVID-19 continues to spread, bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel have led to long waiting times for results in some areas. In a new study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have demonstrated ...

Medical research

Researchers create heart cells from stem cells using 3-D printing

All humans start out from a single cell which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or differentiated into specific tissues ...

Vaccination

Accelerating vaccine production with ceramic 3-D printing

Faced with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world needs a vaccine, and needs it fast. However, the development of an effective vaccine requires a lot of time, effort and the highest safety standards that ...

Surgery

Australia's first 3-D printed spine implant

RMIT University in Melbourne has worked with a medical device company and a neurosurgeon to successfully create a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain.

Medical research

Researchers to explore 3-D-printed bone and tissue scaffolds

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) are proposing that if 3-D printers, or additive manufacturing, can produce custom replacement ...

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