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A 'FRESH' way to bioprint tissues and organs

A 'FRESH' way to bioprint tissues and organs

A bioprinting method enables advanced tissue fabrication by using a yield-stress support bath that holds bioinks in place until they are cured and works with a wide array of bioinks.

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

Researchers used 3D printing to create a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating.

Lasers and molecular tethers enable tissue engineering

Lasers and molecular tethers enable tissue engineering

Researchers have used lasers and molecular tethers to create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering.

3D printed smart gel changes shape

3D printed smart gel changes shape

Engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light and becomes an "artificial muscle".

Hydrogels may make enduring glucose-monitoring implants

Hydrogels may make enduring glucose-monitoring implants

Scientists have designed a hydrogel membrane that may be used to house optical glucose sensing materials toward building a biosensor for monitoring sugar levels in diabetics.

Hydrogel: an option for glaucoma treatment?

Hydrogel: an option for glaucoma treatment?

A potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma could replace daily eyedrops and surgery with a twice-a-year injection to control the buildup of pressure in the eye.

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