NEWS & EVENTS
By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1 diabetes to be treated without the long-term complications of immune system suppression. Read more at the Georgia Tech News Center.
Medical imaging technologies like MRI and CT scans produce high-resolution images as a series of 'slices,' making them an obvious complement to 3D printers, which also print in slices. However, the process of manually 'thresholding' medical scans to define objects to be printed is prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. A new method converts medical data into dithered bitmaps, allowing custom 3D-printed models of patient data to be printed in a fraction of the time. Read more at Wyss Institute News.
A new imaging technique provides a promising and long-awaited diagnostic tool for spotting concussions and other brain injuries before they become life threatening. Read more and watch the video at Newsweek.
Researchers have developed a new form of microscopy that allows them to observe the formation and evolution of cell membrane focal adhesions. Read more at Beckman Institute News.
Read more at Newsweek.
Scientists have developed a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries. Watch the video here.