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Oct 9, 2015

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Researchers Are Getting Closer to 3D Printing Brains

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and researchers are getting closer to replicating and understanding its structure using handheld 3D printers.  Studies of the brain are often limited to two dimensional, in vitro culturing methods that fall short of capturing its function...

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Aug 7, 2015

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FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.  Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy...

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Mar 4, 2015

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What If We Replaced Your Unhealthy Afternoon Snack With A 3-D Printed Healthy Alternative?

An average processed snack travels 1,300 miles to the grocery store. But the snack of the future may be hyper-local: A new concept design considers how 3-D printing could transform processed food, making it both healthier and possible to produce inside cities.

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Dec 23, 2014

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Baby Thrives Once 3-D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

Garrett Peterson was born in 2012 with a defective windpipe. It would periodically just collapse, because the cartilage was so soft, and he'd stop breathing. This would happen every day — sometimes multiple times a day. It was so bad that Garrett couldn't leave the hospital; he spent more than a...

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Dec 12, 2014

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Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Though printing items like chocolate and pizza might be satisfying enough for some, 3D printing still holds a lot of unfulfilled potential. Talk abounds of disrupting manufacturing, changing the face of construction and even building metal components in space. While it is hard not to get a little...

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