Using patients' stem cells, researchers used 3D bioprinting to create and produce eye tissue. The advance could provide an unending supply of tissue to study, and ultimately cure retinal diseases and age-related macular degeneration.
Researchers have successfully replicated an entire, viable glioblastoma brain tumor via 3D bioprinting. The bioprinted tumor includes a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and drug molecules can flow, simulating a real tumor.
Researchers report they have successfully translated the structure of a spider's web into music. The new study could provide new avenues for the development of 3D printing technologies and novel musical compositions. The findings also shed light on cross-species communication.
MIT researchers have developed a soft, flexible, 3D printed neural implants that can conform to the contours of the brain. The implant can monitor neural activity over long periods of time, without aggravating surrounding tissue.
Georgia Tech researchers are using 3D printing, plastic-lined table cloths, and an array of other items to craft personal protective equipment that can be used by healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. The team will share the designs for free, allowing for crowdsourcing of DIY protective gear.
Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
Researchers have developed a 3D printed prototype for a bionic eye. The team successfully printed an array of light receptors onto a hemispherical surface. This advance could revolutionize restoring vision to those who have lost their sight.