#Bio

3D printing and origami set to improve bone implant outcomes

2 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers have pioneered a new low-cost technique for 3D printing that allows structures that fold themselves into different shapes - this advance could improve how surgeons create bone implants.

String Theory – Stanford Bioengineers develop the “Paperfuge”, a 20-cent hand-powered blood centrifuge

3 years ago — Long Read

Bioengineers working at Stanford have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. The "Paperfuge" has rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, can separate blood plasma from red cells...

Meet the Smart Bandages that changes colour when they detect infections

3 years ago — Long Read

The University of Bath is leading a trail of smart bandages using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals. The bandage works by changing colour when it detects an...

Arthritis sufferers offered hope by bio-printed cow cartilage

3 years ago — Quick Read

A new 3D printing technique from Penn States Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has produced cartilage from strands of bioink

US unanimously approves CRISPR in humans

3 years ago — Quick Read

The National Institute of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, a US ethics and biosafety panel, has permitted research to allow the use of CRISPR/cas9 in creating genetically altered immune cells to...

Nissan developing fuel cells to generate electricity without combustion

3 years ago — Quick Read

Nissan hopes to revolution the automotive sector by developing e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator - allowing its cars to produce electricity without combustion Nissan's Japanese engineers are said...