#Biomedical

3D printing and origami set to improve bone implant outcomes

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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. The team - based at TU Delft in the Netherlands - combined traditional origami techniques and 3D printing...

DNA Replication Filmed For The First Time

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Researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicates itself. New footage showing DNA Replication is raising questions about how we have always assumed the process works. The real-time footage shows this fundamental part of life involves an unexpected amount of 'randomness' and means we...

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

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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 in 1.5 minutes and requires no electricity to work. The device is based on a "whirligig" and...