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3-D Printed Blood Vessels: A New Dimension in Transplant Procedures

Read on to learn more about the latest advances in 3-D printing and artifcial blood vessels, which are essential to maintaining the health of human organs.


Insulin MicroNeedle Patch Promises To Make Life Easier For Diabetics

Diabetes is an extremely common group of metabolic disorders with approximately 387 million sufferers worldwide in 2014. Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form, stems from a failure of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin. It often must be treated by regular injections of the hormone, a not entirely pleasant state of affairs for sufferers and one that is not always reliable. Now researchers have found a new way to deliver insulin that’s both painless and practical using a patch covered in microneedles.

Tiny Robotic Tentacles: Good Things Do Come In Small Packages

These  innovative soft robotic tentacles could prove to be ideal for delicate microscopic surgery. They can pick up an ant without damage to its body, offering new promise to invasive surgical procedures such as the safe and intricate manipulation  of blood vessels or embryos.

Watch What Happens When A White Blood Cell Dies

Using a technique called time-lapse microscopy, scientists have actually been able to “film” the death of a white blood cell. The painstaking work involved taking hundreds of microscope photos and then viewing them sequentially in rapid succession to produce a motion picture. The result was the first true video of white blood cell death and revealed that the process is not at all what we imagined.

Make Your Own Carbon Nanoparticles

Carbon nanoparticles have been shown to be extremely useful in ferrying pharmaceuticals within the body. They are small enough to escape notice of the body’s immune system and reflect light in such a way that they can be easily distinguished from natural tissues. Unfortunately, their production has always involved complicated and expensive equipment and slow purification processes. Now bioengineers have found a way to produce them in just a few hours with only a microwave and simple household products like molasses and honey.

Soft Robotic Glove: Lends A Helping Hand To The Disabled

Probably the worst realization for hand-motor impaired individuals is the fact that they cannot perform even the simplest of every day tasks, such as buttoning a shirt, without great difficulty. Read on to learn more about the innovative, wearable tech wonder known as the soft robotic glove.

10 Best Pain Relief Devices Without A Prescription

Joint pain can lead to a loss of quality of life, whether it's your ankles, knees, elbows, hands or wrists. Besides a gazillion supplements on the market to target that pain, there are some promising joint pain relief devices available that offer support for the body part that ails you without meds or surgery. These alternatives can apply to back pain and headaches as well.

Teenager’s Brilliant Vision Creates Navigation Device For the Visually Impaired

At the tender age of just twelve, Canadian, Alex Deans, has proven himself to be as special and ingenious as his invention, the iAid, a navigation tool for the visually impaired. Read on to learn more about this gifted boy and his amazing inventive talent.

Whole-Hearted Revolution in Cardiac Care: The New Leadless Pacemakers

The leadless cardiac pacemaker addresses many of the problems that have long been associated with  pacemakers since the first one was implanted back in 1958. Learn more about this amazing innovation in health and medicine.

10 Best Low Budget Gadgets To Help With Back Pain

Know someone with back pain? Here are 10 of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can help ease back pain. Each of these devices help in different ways to relieve pain.  Depending on the pain you have, using a combination of several of these devices can dramatically reduce the frequency and intesity of back pain.