British scientists have 3D printed the first human corneas, yielding a potential fix to the worldwide shortage of corneas for implantation. The Newcastle University researchers created a bio-ink using stem cells from a healthy donor cornea mixed with alginate and collagen. They used a simple, low-cost 3D bio-printer to extrude the bio-ink in concentric circles to form […]
British researchers are trying out a new bionic hand that they’ve developed that allows the wearer to reach out and grasp objects automatically – without the user consciously thinking – mimicking how people fluidly react to with the world around them. The key to allowing the hand to do this was a camera. The biomedical engineers at Newcastle […]
More than 13,500 people are gathered in San Diego at the 71st annual scientific conference of the American Diabetes Assn. to lead the fight against diabetes, a disease that affects more than 26 million children and adults in the U.S., according to the ADA.
By 2020, the ADA estimates that more than half of adult Americans will have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Already diabetes contributes to the deaths of more than 231,000 Americans each year, more than breast cancer and AIDS combined.