Biotechnology

3D printing the human heart

3DPrintingTheHumanHeart
Researchers have published in Science a new 3D bioprinting method that brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart

Artificial muscles go with the twist

ArtificialMusclesGoWithTheTwist
They might have the ability to respond intelligently to the environment for smart drug delivery systems that would detect the presence of antigens, for example, and react by contracting to release the appropriate drug

New light materials for 3D printing

NewLightMaterialsFor3DPrinting
A putative new class of materials dubbed light-stabilized dynamic materials, LSDMs, might also be used in cell biology to act as supports for the cell surface without damaging the cell being studied