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3D-printed splint saves infant's life

3D-printed splint saves infant's life | Fitness | Scoop.it
Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a birth defect that causes the airway to collapse.

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:36 AM

Matthew Wheeler, a University of Illinois Professor of Animal Sciences and member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research theme at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), worked with a team of five researchers to test 3D-printed, bioresorbable airway splints in porcine, or pig, animal models with severe, life-threatening tracheobronchomalacia.

This news update describes how he used this technique to save the life of a six-weeks old infant.

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Tips for European Medical Device Startups

Europe is an attractive home for many medical device startups. While the United States medical device market is very large, medtech companies face a significant number of regulatory hurdles when bringing new products to the U.S.

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5 Reasons Educators Need to Use Social Media

5 Reasons Educators Need to Use Social Media | Fitness | Scoop.it
Why should educators use Social Media?

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AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:27 AM

I love this! Made by my friend Neil Mehta using PowToon. What do you think of his reasons?

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How to Prevent Blisters - FitSugar

How to Prevent Blisters - FitSugar | Fitness | Scoop.it
Tired of bandaging up your feet in the middle of flip-flop season? Our friends Health share preventive tips to help you steer clear of this pesky (painful) problem. By Hannah Campbell Thanks to strappy sandals and sweaty toes ...
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Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device?

Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device? | Fitness | Scoop.it
Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device? http://t.co/JNDi1OsaJX via @B2Community

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bill amuletta's curator insight, September 20, 2013 2:56 AM

what about my DUMB phone?? will that work?

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Nano Drug Crosses Blood-Brain Tumor Barrier, Targets Brain Tumor Cells and Blood Vessels

Nano Drug Crosses Blood-Brain Tumor Barrier, Targets Brain Tumor Cells and Blood Vessels | Fitness | Scoop.it
An experimental nanotechnology drug crosses the blood-brain barrier and targets brain tumor cells, a new study suggests. The drug also blocks the growth of tumor blood vessels.

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Apex Medical throws down the gauntlet in respiratory patent battle

Apex Medical throws down the gauntlet in respiratory patent battle | Fitness | Scoop.it
Apex Medical challenges a handful of ResMed's patents and announces the launch of new respiratory products, just weeks after an International Trade Commission inquiry ended on an uncertain note.

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The Official Triathlon Resource | Triathlon.org

The Official Triathlon Resource | Triathlon.org | Fitness | Scoop.it
The official triathlon resource (It all begins today. 8000+ of the world's best athletes are ready to go. First up - Aquathlon.
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