First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

A new method for 3D printing organs

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The challenge with soft materials is that they collapse under their own weight when 3D printed in air.

How to 3D print a heart

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Carnegie Mellon scientists are creating technology that could one day solve the shortage of heart transplants, which are currently needed to repair damaged organs.

A functional kidney organoid from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Diseases can attack specific organs, landing patients on a transplant list. Our bodies have markers that identify an organ as 'self', making it difficult to find an organ match.