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3D Printing an Artificial Kidney

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have bioprinted an implantable artificial kidney, with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

  • 3D Printing an Artificial Kidney

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have bioprinted an implantable artificial kidney, with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

  • Genetic Test Aims to Improve Diabetes Diagnosis

    An inexpensive, fast, genetic test could help doctors more easily distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes when diagnosing patients.

  • Why Are People Allergic to Peanuts?

    Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be potentially fatal for 1 to 2 percent of the global population. What makes peanut allergies so lethal, and why is the number of peanut-allergy sufferers on the rise?

  • Earlier Neanderthal Presence in Europe

    An analysis of ancient DNA suggests Neanderthals were living in northern Spain around 430,000 years ago. The finding pushes the previous assumptions of Neanderthal presence in Europe by at least 30,000 years.

  • How Bacteria Make a Grappling Hook for Propulsion

    Many bacteria, including important pathogens, move by projecting grappling-hook-like extensions called type IV pili from their cell bodies. After these pili attach to other cells or objects in their environment, the bacteria retract the pili to pull themselves forward.

  • Teeth Reveal the Secrets of Human Evolution in Latest Research

    New research led by scientists at Monash University has shown how by studying teeth of our ancestors can reveal some of the secrets of human evolution.

  • What Bats Might Reveal About Your Brain

    Researchers think a bat's brain might give us clues on how human brains are able to decide on which particular sounds are deserving of their attention.

  • The World of Chocolate

    Students at Johns Hopkins University are getting a close up look at chocolate to better understand materials science.

  • A Closer Look at the Molecule That Gives Skin Elasticity

    Through Tropoelastin's movements, it assembles to make elastic fibers, tubes and sheets for tissue repair. It is used to make and fix many different elastic tissues in the body. This material relates to the paper titled, 'Subtle balance of tropoelastin molecular shape and flexibility regulates dynamics and hierarchical assembly. [Weiss Lab, University of Sydney]

  • How Humans Might Survive Climate Change

    Paleoanthropologist Dr. Matthew Skinner predicts how the human body will evolve in future habitat scenarios.

  • 5,300-Year-Old Ötzi the Iceman’s Gut Microbes

    Frank Maixner, a microbiologist at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy, explains the significance of the gut microbes of the Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found frozen in a European glacier in 1991. When they tested the contents of his stomach, scientists found Helicobacter pylori, an age-old bacterium that evolved differently according geographic region.

  • The Beautiful, Invisible World of Microbes

    Check out this video compilation of the 2015 Nikon small world in motion competition winners that shows our beautiful, and often time ruthless, microscopic universe.

  • Experience Changes Biology

    New study concludes that the cell is a machine for turning experience into biology.

  • How Epigenetics Controls Behavior

    Researchers Shelley Berger and Daniel Simola describe how they used epigenetics to change the behavior of ants. Ants have a structured workforce where smaller ones, called minors, tend to forage for food; larger ants, called majors, act as soldiers.

  • How To Stop Hangovers (With Science)

    New Year’s Eve is right upon us. Here is some scientific advice on how to prevent a hangover whenever you celebrate a little too hard.

  • Can Lab-Grown Super Corals Save The Ocean?

    Coral reefs are an important part of the ecosystem, but they are struggling to survive in changing oceans. Can lab-grown super-performing corals save the seas?

  • Human Face Evolution In Last 6 Million Years

    One of our earliest ancestors, Orrorin tugenensis, lived around six million years ago in Kenya. Over this time period the human face has evolved and changed markedly.

  • Finally Proof of Global Warming

    More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. There are lots of indications that global warming is for real.

  • Genetically Modified Dogs: Chinese Scientists Use CRISPR to Create Muscly Freaks

    Researchers working in the Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health claim to be the first to use genome modification to double the muscle mass of dogs.

  • 3D Printing of Brains, Veins, and Hearts

    3D printers can replicate hard, bony body parts for use as implants in personalized medicine. But printing soft, flexible, and functional biological materials that can support their own weight during the printing process has remained a challenge. Now, Carnegie Mellon University engineers offer a solution: hydrogels that provide structural support for the biological replicas as they're being created.