June 4, 2018 Recently, a research team led by Dr. DU Xuemin at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences created a new shape-morphing scaffold, enabling programmed deformation from a 2D planar cell-laden structure to a well-defined 3D tubular shape, which facilitated the facile 3D endothelialization of small-diameter vascular […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 — These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short supply. Yet, […]Continue Reading ...
May 18, 2018 Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. It may also lead to artificial heart, […]Continue Reading ...
April 27, 2018 A new study examines the effectiveness of 3D printing technology and computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A common risk of TAVR is an ill-fitting valve which can lead to PVL. To address this risk, the study used 3D printing technology to help […]Continue Reading ...
April 20, 2018 An unprecedented micro 3D printing method now allows scientists to manufacture tiny, complex metal components in a direct and simple process. The FluidFM® technology used in this procedure was designed by ETH Zurich scientists years ago for biological research. Now it has successfully been enhanced for usage in a completely different area […]Continue Reading ...
Combining CryoEM and CryoET lets researchers see the C1 complex in 3D (coloured model) bound to antibodies in a native state (background) Credit: Thom Sharp/Leiden University Medical Center Researchers at Utrecht University and Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, have imaged an important immune system on-switch. Their novel technical approach has led to the discovery […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points The use of proton therapy to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) does not result in decreased toxicity compared with intensity-modulated (photon) radiotherapy (IMRT). These findings challenge what is considered to be the major advantage of proton therapy — i.e., superior dose distribution that avoids healthy tissues and reduces toxicity. The use of […]Continue Reading ...
It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]Continue Reading ...
May 30, 2018 Computer-designed, 3D-printed models are emerging as a useful new tool for planning and carrying out cosmetic plastic surgery of the nose, reports a paper in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Customized, life-sized, 3D-printed, models can provide a […]Continue Reading ...
May 17, 2018 Stratasys, a global leader in additive technology solutions, today announced that surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, are using 3D printing technology to improve the success rates of life-saving, complex organ transplantation in young children. This is exemplified in the case of two-year-old Dexter Clark, who recently received […]Continue Reading ...
By Kate Bass BScApril 26, 2018 Scientists have developed a ground-breaking technology that can print electronics and cells directly onto skin and could be used to provide chemical sensors for soldiers in combat zones and new treatments for skin disorders. Credit: asharkyu/Shutterstock.com 3D printing is the production of three dimensional solid objects from a digital […]Continue Reading ...
March 5, 2018 Researchers from Purdue University and the University of Michigan have developed a 3D printer that uses polymers to generate a lifelike cancer microenvironment that could be used to help determine the efficacy of drugs prior to clinical trials. Credit: Heiti Paves/Shutterstock.com Metastasis (spreading of cancer to other organs) is responsible for most […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) and New York University (NYU) have taken steps to facilitate broad access to single-cell sequencing by developing a 3-D-printed, portable and low-cost microfluidic controller. To demonstrate the utility of the instrument in clinical environments, the researchers deployed the device to study synovial tissue from patients with rheumatoid […]Continue Reading ...
A view horizontally across the cervical canal. At this point, the cervix has to provide support to the womb and the developing fetus — and the image reveals a lot of encircling fibres, giving strength and support. Credit: University of Leeds Scientists are using the latest imaging techniques usually used to map the brain to […]Continue Reading ...
The laboratory of Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D., studies the regulation of blood vessel growth and remodeling to aid the treatment of cancer and heart disease Credit: SBP A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels […]Continue Reading ...
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