No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers [Regenerative Medicine & Bioprinting: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/regenerative-medicine/ 3D Printing: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/]
Mice fed high-fat diets had arteries clogged with yellow, fatty plaques. Animals treated with an anti-inflammatory nanoparticle had more effective plaque clearing (bottom) than did mice given a version of the nanoparticle without the drug (top).
Artificial Blood Vessels Become Resistant To Thrombosis | Scientists have developed artificial blood vessels that are not susceptible to blood clot formation. The achievement was made possible by a new generation of drug-containing coating applied to the inner surface of the vessel. The new coating can save patients from lifelong intake of anticoagulants and even additional surgical interventions. [The Future of Medicine: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/future-medicine/]
3D printed bone implant saved Virginia woman's leg from amputation | Virginia school teacher Ruth Smith-Leigh was initially told that her leg would need to be amputated following a car crash, but Duke specialists managed to develop a custom 3D printed implant that not only enabled her to keep her leg and continue walking, but also encourages her bones to heal. [The Future of Medicine: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/future-medicine/ 3D Printing: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/]
4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves
H. Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado University, holds simple models printed using polymers that have "shape memory." The flat piece on the left can reshape itself into a box with the application of heat.