Hydrogel ‘biofactories’ could make meds in remote places

Embedded "biofactories" in hydrogel could give people in remote places a portable way to produce hard-to-get medicines.

U. Washington | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing drug-development hydrogels materials-science polymers

‘Bio-ink’ could form a scaffold for growing human tissue

A "bio-ink" for 3D-printed materials could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body, say bioengineers.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing hydrogels tissue-engineering

Grooved scaffolds for live cells could heal injuries

Bioengineers are using grooves to seed sophisticated, 3D-printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries.

Mike Williams-Rice | Feb. 11, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing biotechnology tissue-engineering wounds

Porcupines inspire tiny needles that could replace shots

Tiny 4D-printed microneedles that mimic parasites and porcupines could one day mean the end of painful hypodermic needles.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology 3d-printing biomimicry microneedles pain time

3D-printed ‘David’ is just 0.1 mm tall

3D-printing has created two tiny versions of Michelangelo's "David," one 1 mm tall, and the other just one-tenth the size of that.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Dec. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology 3d-printing art copper metals

DNA lets stuff like buttons and glasses store data

"DNA is currently the only data storage medium that can also exist as a liquid, which allows us to insert it into objects of any shape."

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology 3d-printing data-science dna

Bone ‘beams’ pave the way for 3D printing stuff that lasts

The structure of bones can help 3D printed materials stand up to more wear and tear, which could lead to stronger materials for buildings and vehicles.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Dec. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine science-and-technology 3d-printing bones materials osteoporosis

3D printing method makes complex glass objects with light

A new method for 3D printing glass creates complicated objects without any of the hassle of previous techniques, researchers report.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology 3d-printing glass materials-science

3D printing technique puts electronics right into plastic

3D printing high-performance electronic circuits right into plastic could pave the way better drones, medical implants, and more.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology 3d-printing circuits electronics materials-science nanotechnology plastics

3D-printed device weeds out blood cells to find cancer

A new 3D-printed device can filter out red blood cells to leave undamaged cancer cells which could help diagnose disease or improve personalized treatments.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine 3d-printing blood cancer tumors

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