Impact Lab

Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Medical Breakthrough

A BFF in Space! Bioprinter Will 3D-Print Human Tissue on the Space Station

July 18th, 2019 at 7:46 am » Comments Off

A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.(Image: © Techshot Inc.)  The futuristic gizmo will launch this month.

New mind-controlled robot arm first to work without brain implant

July 15th, 2019 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

  Just strap on the EEG cap and start thinking. If you want to control a robot with your mind — and really, who doesn’t? — you currently have two options. You can get a brain implant, in which case your control over the robot will be smooth and continuous. Or you can skip the […]

This Lab-grown patch could repair your heart after a heart attack

June 28th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

   Patches could help repair damaged hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 735,00 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 610,000 die of heart disease. Those who survive heart attacks remain at serious risk […]

Wound dressing uses electricity to bust up antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

May 30th, 2019 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Scientists have developed a wound dressing that can generate a weak electrical field to break down slimy bacterial biofilms that can infect wounds An incredible new study has demonstrated the potential of a wound dressing that can fight bacterial infections using a weak electrical field. Offering a novel way to battle antibiotic resistant infections, the […]

New video shows 3D printed lung “breathing”

May 16th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  First Breaths Scientists just took a major step forward towards 3D printed organs — with a new lung-like system full of air sacs can expand and contract, filling the same biological role as our lungs do by pumping oxygen into blood. Bioprinted organs could someday help people who are waiting and sometimes dying on […]

33 Dramatic predictions for 2030