Spinning up a small intestine
The "ionoprinting" process converts gels into machines
And it is not vulnerable to evolved resistance.
"When a drug can flow into a cavity then conform to the shape of the cavity and stay there, it offers unprecedented opportunities [in the] delivery of drugs."
We’ve seen hydrogels–the squishy material of the future–do some neat tricks before. Researchers, for example, have already tried to make … Continued
Future electronic skin and bio-batteries could be etched onto surfaces with inkjet printers, conducting electricity while looking for all the … Continued
The ability to heal–to repair oneself repeatedly and thus sustain damage repeatedly–is one of biology’s greatest tricks, and one that … Continued
Tissue engineering and tissue healing have a common complication — it’s difficult to build new blood vessels throughout the rebuilt … Continued
Tissue engineers have come a long way in recent years, fabricating human tissue Lego blocks, artificial kidney cells, sight-restoring bio-synthetic … Continued
Wet, squishy quasi-liquid electronics could yield better implants that work with the wet, squishy environment of the human body, according … Continued
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