We're all created unique, and soon our 3D printed skin grafts will reflect that.
Yup, diamond-based lasers are a real thing now, but they're not quite as dangerous as Mr. Bond's enemies would have us believe.
What patients see with Argus isn't the world you and I know. It's an alien landscape and a road map made of light.
A young child is alive today thanks to some quick thinking and a 3D printed bronchial splint.
Two men, aided by donated 3D printers, have set out to revolutionize the world of made-to-order prosthetics.
A team of researchers at Stanford University is using a combination of cutting edge medical procedure and technology in an effort to cure blindness. The system and techniques required are currently being tested on laboratory rats, but are showing promising results in the fight to end blindness in people.
We've seen remarkable contact lenses that allow for virtual reality vision, wash your eyes with medicated tears, or give you vampire or blinged out pupils. These are all very cool, but now one researcher is developing a contact lens that could save lives of diabetics by monitoring blood sugar and changing color accordingly.
X-rays are a powerful tool in the medical arsenal. They can be used for everything from confirming broken bones to helping diagnose certain cancers. A big downside is that they're not very mobile, but a new X-ray machine is about to change all that — not only are they portable, they are battery powered.
Tracheae (aka windpipes) don't grow on trees. In fact, they don't grow anywhere, which is problematic when it comes to tracheal cancer, but recently surgeons in Switzerland managed to replace a cancerous windpipe with a plastic one made in a laboratory and covered in the recipient's stem cells.
Saving money is one of the more popular spurs to quit smoking, but with nicotine patches and gum lumped into pricey kick-the-habit programs (hell, they even have hypnotism these days), the quitting can be pretty expensive itself. As it turns out, nicotine patches don't actually help smokers much at all, and quitting cold turkey is just as effective.