ABC News – Australian surgeons hope to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis in patients by using 3D technology to print live cells to repair damage to bones, muscles, tendons and tissue in organs.
Telegraph – In a world’s first, US researchers created an artificial ovary and implanted it into a mouse, which went on to produce eggs, mate successfully, and give birth to healthy pups.
University of Gothenburg – A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In addition, the research team was able to influence the cells to multiply and differentiate to form chondrocytes in the printed structure.
Bloomberg – The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
E&T – Robots built from living tissue are set to crawl through your body to detect disease, deliver drugs and perform surgery.
MassDevice – Hydrogels are water-based biomaterials developed specifically for human use, according to a Biomaterials journal article. They are a water-swollen polymeric material that doesn’t change its distinct 3D structure.
3ders.org – A team of researchers from Duke University in North Carolina is developing a novel 3D bioprinting material that could one day be used to create patient-specific cartilage implants.
Fortune – DePuy Synthes, an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and deformities.
3Ders.org – Researchers at Swansea University in the UK are developing 3D printed “smart bandages” that can precisely monitor the healing of a wound. The bandages would use 5G data to transfer information about a wound to computers or other smart devices.
U.S. News – These days, 3-D printing can be used to make just about anything – from guns to eyeglasses. In place of the ink used by their 2-D counterparts, 3-D printers take materials ranging from plastics and ceramics to metals and, layer by layer, create three-dimensional objects based on digital files.
Longitudes (UPS) – Even as people around the globe enjoy longer, healthier and more productive lives, the rising cost of healthcare threatens to impede such progress. This is particularly troubling in the United States as Baby Boomers approaching retirement place a greater strain on an overburdened healthcare system.
3D Printing Industry – In a landmark case, doctors in Australia have restored a woman’s jaw with titanium 3D printing. Susie Robinson from Victoria, required an implant to reconstruct her upper jaw following the results of a car crash nearly thirty years ago.
Scientists have developed a tiny, ingestible 3D printed snake-like robot that can navigate through the small intestines, and could one day be used to visualize the digestive system in real time.
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In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice.
There are so many things we can 3D print today, from entire homes and cars to integral parts being created today in nearly every industry, from aerospace to apparel.
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