NIAID Scientists Use 3D Tech to Better Understand the 1918 Influenza Virus

The flu pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish flu, was the first of two flu pandemics involving the H1N1 virus. It affected approximately 500 million people worldwide, reaching…

Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed…

3D Printed Vascular Patches with Patterned Channels Used to Grow Organized Blood Vessels in Mice

Ischemic cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the US, and growing fast around the rest of the world as well. Ischemic refers to tissue that…

Penn State Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Improve Strength and Cell Adhesion of PDMS

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as silicone rubber, has several useful properties, and there has been a lot of interest lately in 3D printing the material. However, it’s a difficult process,…

Penn State Uses 3D Near-Field Electrospinning Method to Create Scaffolds for Living Tissue

As of right now, almost every complex transplant tissue, whether it’s a tendon or a kidney or a heart, comes from donors who are living or dead. A research team…

Realistic 3D Printed Small Intestine Model and Bioreactor Helps Understand the Gut

We’ve seen 3D printed stomach models, as well as tongues and livers, and even a 3D printed pancreas, but as far as I can tell, the technology has not been…

Degrade On Demand: Brown University Researchers Create Dynamic 3D Printing Biomaterials

We’ve seen 3D printable biomaterials before, but never any like the ones engineers at Rhode Island-based Brown University have been working on. They have developed a technique to make 3D…

Researchers Develop New 3D Imaging Method as a More Cost-Effective, Accurate Way to Visualize Cells in Tumors

Advanced 3D imaging has been used often in the medical field, for applications as varied as to study the internal body structure of humans, prove if genes can influence our facial…

BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and…

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