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Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

The world’s first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel supports organoid growth and helps reduce the costs of studies into cancer and COVID-19.

E-skin has a strong future stretching ahead

E-skin has a strong future stretching ahead

A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real time.

Hydrogel contact lenses for therapeutic use

Hydrogel contact lenses for therapeutic use

Researchers at the Terasaki Institute have developed prototypes of contact lenses that can assist with tear sampling for diagnostic purposes.

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

3D printing strong and tough hydrogels

Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible – properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process brings lifelike synthetic polymers a step closer.

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.

Wearable pressure-sensitive devices

Wearable pressure-sensitive devices

Scientists have devised solutions to the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.

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