Vascularized tissue constructed by printing cell-laden inks in a layered zig-zag pattern. Harvard researchers say they have created tissue interlaced with blood vessels in what may be a critical breakthrough for creating artificial organs.
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Technique lets children avoid inheriting certain diseases – and give them genes from another woman besides mom. Last week, the U.K. government issued proposed regulations that would allow researchers to try a new and controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in patients. The technique could allow women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to have healthy, […]
Stretchable electronics make it possible to custom fit pacemakers for each patient. Scientists have developed an interconnected web of sensors and electrodes that can monitor someone’s heart around the clock, as well as deliver tiny electrical impulses to ensure it keeps beating properly. This even applies to catastrophic events such as a heart attack, which […]
Doctors successfully transplanted wombs into nine women. Four women who underwent womb transplants have received embryos in an attempt to get pregnant, according to Swedish doctors. The women are the recipients of wombs from their mothers or other relatives, as part of an experiment to see whether a womb transplant can yield a successful pregnancy. The embryos are the […]
World’s first 3D printed exoskeleton. Amanda Boxtel suffered a vicious skiing accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1992. Doctors said she would never walk again. This week, with the help of the world’s first 3D printed exoskeleton that gives her the ability to climb out of her wheelchair and walk once again […]
The glasses are designed to make it easy for surgeons to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy cells. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have developed high-tech eyewear that helps surgeons detect cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed using the special glasses.
Revolutionary development: The stem cell spray gun treats burns in 1.5 hours. Doctor Jörg Gerlach, of the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has created a prototype medical device that literally sprays skin cells onto burn victims to re-grow skin.
In vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—could become legal in the UK by July. The prospect of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality by the middle of 2014. The UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three […]
Dennis Sørensen smiles confidently with his new robotic hand as he flexes his robotic fingers, and gingerly closes them around a disposable plastic cup. Sørensen is blindfolded but he instantly recognizes what he is touching. Round. Hard. Breakable. Lethargic sensory nerves, rusty and unused since an accident nine years ago, begin to stir.
Discoveries in the field of telomere biology will have an impact on how we can stay young naturally and look younger than our chronological age. Research in telomere biology has the potential to extend human life span, to dramatically lower rates of the great remaining killer diseases: heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. All three diseases […]