Dentistry

3D metal printer expands possibilities for innovation

When the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina needed to bring to life a neurosurgeon's idea for better instrumentation for sacroiliac surgery, there was one obvious partner ...

Neuroscience

Engineers link brains to computers using 3-D printed implants

Linking the human brain to a computer is usually only seen in science fiction, but now an international team of engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield (UK), St Petersburg State University (Russia) and ...

Biomedical technology

Oxygen-releasing bioink for 3-D bioprinting

Engineering new tissues can be used to alleviate shortages of organs in transplantation, as well as to develop physiological models for drug discovery applications. One of the emerging approaches to building tissues is through ...

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 ...

Medical research

Using models, 3-D printing to study common heart defect

One of the most common congenital heart defects, coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a narrowing of the main artery transporting blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It affects more than 1,600 newborns each year in ...

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 ...

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