Researchers in Israel create first 3D-printed heart

(Bryan Lynne/VOA News) — Israeli researchers say they have created the world’s first three-dimensional-printed heart using a patient’s own cells. The researchers, from Tel Aviv University, recently announced the experiment and showed off the new 3D-printed heart. Their findings were published in the journal Advanced Science. They described the experiment as “a major medical breakthrough.” […]

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How artificial intelligence helps in health care

(Lauren Paige Kennedy/ WebMD) — When many of us hear the term “artificial intelligence” (AI), we imagine robots doing our jobs, rendering people obsolete. And, since AI-driven computers are programmed to make decisions with little human intervention, some wonder if machines will soon make the difficult decisions we now entrust to our doctors. According to […]

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Noninvasive brain stimulation turns back clock on memory

(Jed Akst/ The Scientist) — Noninvasive stimulation of key brain regions could help people reverse the common age-related decline in working memory — our ability to remember names, numbers, and other tidbits of information — according to a study published in Nature Neuroscience April 8. The approach, known as transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), allowed […]

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Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — A new, quick and easy technique for reshaping cartilage and other living tissue could change the way surgeons carry out certain reconstructive interventions, such as repairing septum deviations. The originators of the new technique described it at the Spring 2019 National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society […]

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New technology that prints human skin could help hasten wound healing

(Darwin Malicdem / Medical Daily) — Scientists have developed a new technology that can print human skin, layer by layer, to cover and treat large wounds or burns faster than traditional treatments. A team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) created the mobile skin bioprinting system that uses a patient’s own cells to […]

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Bio-tech firm develops 3D printed replacement cornea for human eyes

(Dacia J. Ferris/ Teslarati) — After successfully transplanting the first 3D-printed cornea in an animal, North Carolina company Precise Bio has recently announced the launch of a dedicated business for creating marketable, 3D-printed products for human eyes. Founded by scientists from the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, this company is developing bio-fabrication printers that can […]

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AI can predict an abnormal chest X-ray

(Jennifer Kite-Powell/ Forbes) — New research from WMG at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest x-rays and prioritize which x-rays need to be expedited. The research was led by Professor Giovanni Montana, Chair in Data Science in WMG at Warwick […]

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Scientists grow human blood vessels from stem cells in a dish

(Emily Chung / CBC News) — Scientists say, for the first time, they have grown human blood vessels from scratch in the lab that look and behave like the ones in our bodies. “The structure looks the same and the main genes which are expressed in our bodies and in these capillaries are very, very similar,” […]

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Blue Brain Project releases pioneering 3D brain-cell atlas

(Neuroscience News and Research) — The first digital 3D atlas of every cell in the mouse brain provides neuroscientists with previously unavailable information on major cell types, numbers and positions in all 737 brain regions – which will potentially accelerate progress in brain science massively. Released by EPFL’s Blue Brain Project and published in Frontiers […]

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See the 3D images produced by the first full-body medical scanner

(Kristen Houser/ Futurism) — Thirteen years ago, UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi had an idea for a machine that could scan the entire human body at once, producing a 3D image that could help medical specialists with everything from diagnosing conditions to developing new drug treatments. Now, that once-hypothetical scanner is very […]

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