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3D printed rubbery brain implants

3D printed rubbery brain implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity over longer periods.

3D printed implants for treatment of bone defects

3D printed implants for treatment of bone defects

BellaSeno GmbH will design and manufacture personalized, 3D-printed, absorbable implants suitable for the treatment of diabetes patients with bone defects.

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

Prostheses could alleviate amputees' phantom limb pain

New prosthetic technologies that stimulate the nerves could pave the way for prostheses that feel like a natural part of the body and reduce the phantom limb pain commonly endured by amputees.

An universal carrier ink for 3D printing

An universal carrier ink for 3D printing

Researchers have produced a gel from cellulose fibres and biodegradable nanoparticles that liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape.

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Bionic medicine: towards improved cochlear implants

Researchers have developed a computer model which predicts the neuronal activation patterns that the cochlear implant creates in the auditory nerve fibers.

Therapies without drugs

Therapies without drugs

Researchers are investigating the potential of microimplants to stimulate nerve cells and treat chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease.

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