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Big Step Forward Made In The Quest For 3D Printed Organs

A recent breakthrough in 3D bioprinting is putting researchers closer than ever to being able to print transplantable organs on demand. Scientists report the discovery of a new "bio-ink" system which allows them to 3D print live cells in an organ-like material that is biodegradable, self-healing, and permeable to cell nutrients.

10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!

Want To Sell Your Poop? You Can -- No Sh*t!

Of all the things you can donate from your body donating your poop is not the one that is the first to come to your mind. This is a real thing and has a medical use as strange and disgusting as it may seem. OpenBiome is a nonprofit company that is actually paying people for their fecal matter. You can earn up to $13,000 a year if you qualify. So apparently you can take your end result all the way to the bank.

7 Adult Trikes, From Tame To Game For Anything

How about a trike ride? An adult trike ride.  Trikes provide a more relaxing ride than bikes, and if you get a recumbent trike, it's less stressful on your joints and your back than a bike.  Either way, the trike's the trip right now.

USB Foot Warmer Hedgehog Slippers Keep Office Workers' Tootsies Toasty

Offices can be downright chilly in winter, especially for women. Thank goodness Japan's JTT Online Shop is offering these “Hedge Hot USB” powered foot warmers in the shape of cute boy & girl hedgehogs!

Surgery Selfies Making The Rounds At Chinese Hospitals

So-called “Surgery Selfies” - group photos of doctors, nurses and even sedated patients in operating rooms – have become somewhat of a trend in China though not everyone thinks turning successful medical procedures into Kodak moments is a good thing.

Leak Free: Business Has A Simple Solution To Feminine Hygiene Worldwide

The unique needs of a woman are not always recommended by men, but that matters less when there are businesses working hard to make our lives easier. A startup with the desire to better the lives of women around the world is also choosing to give back, proving they're not just about tapping into the revenue in the market.

Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.

Innovative High Tech Bra Has A Secret: It Connects To Victoria’s Heart Rate Monitor

Up until now underwear has been poorly represented in the wearable tech revolution. Meet Victoria Secret's Incredible Sports Bra that connects to your heart rate. Not the firtst to do so, but a big step from frilly to high tech for the lingerie giant. Read on to learn more.

Nestle Working On "Exercise In A Bottle"

What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."