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World's First 3D-Printed Retinal Cells Could Help Cure Blindness

In a breakthrough for the effort to cure blindness, researchers at the University of Cambridge have used an inkjet printer to print living retinal …

Disabled Duck To Walk Again Thanks to 3-D Printing

This is Buttercup the duck. He's a dude though, not a chick. Although I guess all ducks were chicks at one time. "No, they were DUCKLINGS." Damn it …

MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

Scientists at MIT have figured out a way to produce a 3D-printed artificial bone that is just as lightweight and durable as the real thing. By …

DrugPrinter, print any drug instantly?

April 23, 2014<p>3D printing is about to revolutionize all sorts of industries, but the hard question is, how soon until it's possible to 3D print …

Chinese Scientists Successfully Produce a Living Kidney Using a 3D Printer

We’ve all seen the cool things that can be done with 3D printers, but now scientists at a Chinese university in eastern Zhejiang Province have made …

Osteoid, A 3D-Printed Medical Cast Prototype Featuring an Ultrasound System to Help Heal Bones Faster

Osteoid is a 3D-printed medical cast prototype by designer Deniz Karasahin that uses ventilation holes to provide access for use of a low-intensity …

Emerging Technology

3D-printed ultrasound cast could save us costly surgeries

And make healing a more beautiful and patient-friendly experience.<p>Last year the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved a …

University Of Liverpool is Developing Natural-Looking 3D Printed Skin

A team from the University of Liverpool believe they are close to developing a synthetic skin that can not only be produced on a 3D printer, but can …

Australian scientists use 3D printing to treat sleep apnoea

Researchers from CSIRO, working in conjunction with Australian dental company Oventus, use 3D scanning technology to map the patient's mouth, meaning that the 3D-printed mouthpieces can be customised to each individual patient.<p>Printed from titanium and coated in medical-grade plastic, the insert …

Sleep

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

<i>Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock</i><p>3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan …

Scientists Could Develop 3D-Printed Hearts Within 10 Years

There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, …

Penguin's life saved by a 3D-printed beak

<b>An African penguin at Warsaw Zoo, Poland, who damaged his lower beak will be given a new, prosthetic beak thanks to 3D printing.</b><p>Keepers don't know exactly how, but four weeks ago one of Warsaw Zoo's African penguins managed to break his beak, damaging the bottom part to the point that the bird …

Ornithology

Bioprinting a 3D Liver-Like Device to Detoxify the Blood

Nanoengineers at the UC San Diego have developed a 3D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood. The device, …

Organovo Announces Plans to Create World's First 3D-Printed Human Liver in 2014

2014 could be a landmark year for medical technology, as researchers just announced that they are close to creating the world’s first 3D printed …

Drug Testing

$100 3D-Printed Prosthetics Offer Hope to Amputees in War-Torn Sudan

Back in 2012, Time magazine published an article describing the plight of a 14-year-old boy named Daniel Omar, who lost both hands to a bomb dropped …

Neurosurgeons Save a Woman’s Life with the World's First 3D-Printed Skull

Last year we heard about a man that had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed replica. Now Wired UK reports a woman from the Netherlands …

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3D printing specialists give 11-year-old boy a hand | Reuters.com

May 18 - An 11 year old Argentine boy has a new grip on life, thanks to a prosthetic hand made by a designer on a 3D printer. The hand is simple but effective and cost Felipe Miranda's family more than 90 percent less than a conventional prosthetic. Elly Park reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View …

Inventor Creates 3D-Printed Prosthetic Robohand

South African carpenter Richard van As suffered a woodworking accident and lost four fingers on his right hand. But instead of accepting his new …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …