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  • 3D-Printing Utilized to Grow New Human Hair
    by Siavash Parkhideh on June 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Researchers from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed a tissue engineering and 3D printing method to grow new hair follicles and stop hair loss. Their work, recently published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that they were able to grow human hair follicles in a dish and on mice for the first time. These hair […]

  • Canon Releases Aplio a-series Budget Ultrasounds
    by Medgadget Editors on June 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Canon Medical is releasing a new line of ultrasounds, called the Aplio a-series. Presented at this year’s American Society of Echocardiography’s annual meeting, the Aplio a450 and Aplio a550 are designed to be competitively priced while offering multi-purpose advanced imaging, including cardiac imaging. Built with some features taken from Canon’s more advanced ultrasounds, the a-series, […]

  • Researchers 3D Print Materials to Mimic Soft Tissues and Create Custom Braces
    by Medgadget Editors on June 26, 2019 at 11:09 am

    3D printing is already widely utilized in medicine during cardiac surgeries, to make orthopedic implants, and as guides to accurately put them in place. Typically, the devices that are printed are rigid, but the body is mostly made of soft tissues. Engineers at MIT have been working on offering clinicians a way to use additive […]

  • Women Paint Over Own Digital Avatars to Improve Mental Health
    by Medgadget Editors on June 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    How we view our bodies is often influenced by popular culture and each one of our’s social environment. Young women, in particular, tend to suffer from poor “body image,” which can result in depression, eating disorders, and all kinds of other mental issues. Researchers at the University of Missouri wanted to see whether letting women […]

  • Tiny Implant Driven by Bluetooth Delivers Drugs Inside Body
    by Medgadget Editors on June 25, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Many drugs come with complicated dosing regimens, making it difficult for patients to keep track of when it is time to take the next pill. Those taking drugs for hypertension, rheumatism, and other conditions can have very personalized schedules that require accurate timing. Researchers at Houston Methodist hospital have now developed an implantable device that […]

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