Global life expectancy rates continue to rise , which poses the question: will the trend ever stop? New research reports there’s no sign of a fixed age limit for the human body, with human beings set to keep living longer and longer.
The rise of machine intelligence is often associated with the downfall of humanity, but analysis of clinical data is improving outcomes. That’s making doctors more informed, not more redundant, for now.
Scientists have 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone that beats almost like a human heart, putting us another step closer to replacing damaged human hearts without the need for a transplant.
The age of the cyborg may be closer than we think. Rapidly improving medical robotics, wearables, and implants means many humans are already part machine, and this trend is only likely to continue. It is most noticeable in the field of medical prosthetics where high-performance titanium and carbon fiber replacements for limbs have become commonplace. …
A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at theÂ Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. Ms. Guâ¦
It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.
While great strides have been made in printing organ tissue outside of the body, one scientist believes bioprinting the tissue inside the body will be a more effective method.
L’Oreal needs human skin. Lots of it. That’s why the French cosmetics giant earlier this month announced that it’s partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to figure out how to 3D print living, breathing derma that can be used to test products for toxicity and efficacy….
3D printing has an answer to scoliosis.
If a new bioprinter lives up to the hype, skin grafts taken from a person’s own body may become a thing of the past. The machine is reportedly capable of 3D-printing sheets of functional human skin for use in research … or for transplants.