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Next-gen heart valve regenerates into heart-like tissue

Next-gen heart valve regenerates into heart-like tissue
A team lead by Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D. at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently developed a nanofibre fabrication technique to rapidly manufacture heart valves with regenerative and growth potential. In a paper published in Biomaterials, Andrew Capulli, Ph.D. and colleagues fabricated a valve-shaped nanofibre network that mimics the mechanical and chemical properties of the native valve extracellular matrix (ECM).
19th May 2017

3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring
The brave new world of 3D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering. By removing a female mouse's ovary and replacing it with a bioprosthetic ovary, the mouse was able to not only ovulate but also give birth to healthy pups. The moms were even able to nurse their young.
17th May 2017

3D printing method promises superior medical implants

A new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, researchers lay out the process they developed for using 3D printing and soft silicone to manufacture items that millions of patients use: ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings and meshes.
15th May 2017


3D bioprinting: from science fiction to reality?

3D bioprinting: from science fiction to reality?
After over 15 years of research and development in academia and industry, several main applications of 3D bioprinting technology are ready to be realised. In IDTechEx’s new report titled 3D Bioprinting 2017 – 2027: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts, the global 3D bioprinting market is predicted to experience a period of high growth to reach a size of $1.8 billion by the year 2027.
12th May 2017

Engineered bone marrow could improve transplants

Engineered bone marrow could improve transplants
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed biomimetic bone tissues that could one day provide new bone marrow for patients needing transplants. Bone marrow transplants are used to treat patients with bone marrow disease. Before a transplant, a patient is first given doses of radiation, sometimes in combination with drugs, to kill off any existing stem cells in the patient's bone marrow.
9th May 2017

Future generation of bionic limbs ‘sees and grabs’

Future generation of bionic limbs ‘sees and grabs’
With over 5,000 amputations carried out in the UK every year, prosthetic and bionic limbs are becoming increasingly popular; therefore it is important that the technology behind them keeps advancing. The latest designed bionic hand works by ‘seeing’ objects, so now it can now immediately decide what type of grip to use when picking up items.
5th May 2017

Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics
Researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such devices could be used to sense conditions in the gastrointestinal tract, or carry small reservoirs of drugs to be delivered over an extended period.
27th April 2017

3D model of endometrium is developed in a dish

3D model of endometrium is developed in a dish
Scientists at KU Leuven have managed to grow three-dimensional models of the endometrium in a dish. These so-called endometrial organoids can help shed light on the underlying mechanisms of the menstrual cycle. They also make it possible to study endometrial cancer and other diseases of the uterus in a lab dish. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the endometrium that lines the uterus thickens, matures, and – unless the woman becomes pregnant – degenerates.
27th April 2017

Transparent bones enable observation of inner stem cells

Transparent bones enable observation of inner stem cells
Ten years ago, the bones currently in your body did not actually exist. Like skin, bone is constantly renewing itself, shedding old tissue and growing it anew from stem cells in the bone marrow. Now, a technique developed at Caltech can render intact bones transparent, allowing researchers to observe these stem cells within their environment. The method is a breakthrough for testing new drugs to combat diseases like osteoporosis.
27th April 2017

Artificial womb could reduce mortality for premature babies

Artificial womb could reduce mortality for premature babies
  A unique womb-like environment designed by paediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns a precious few weeks to develop their lungs and other organs.
26th April 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
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