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.
A new method is able to efficiently design and fabricate soft robots using 3D printing technology. The ASM can perform complex motions, such as gripping and crawling.
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.
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.
A new 3-D printed biomaterial is able to mimic the properties of living brain tissue. The new material could be used to enhance regenerative medicine therapies.
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.