Great paper by Dr Stephen G. Gray looks at the possibilites of 4D bio printing tecnologies. It is really exciting times and needs to be tempered by an understanding of the ethical implications of the outcomes. https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/the-rise-of-the-4d-bioprinting-industry/ design ex the paper by Dr Stephen G Gray
So many interesting things happening in the biomedical world of silk at the moment.
In the SilkLab at Tufts University bioactive inks have been developed that can function as a sensor either of the body wearing a garment printed with the ink or the environmental conditions surrounding the object printed with the ink. Amazing stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=DM8JzVIN5Vo&feature=emb_logo 'The technology builds upon earlier work by the same researchers developing bioactive silk [...]
Details of the new work – Blood on Silk: Blood Farming/The Producers
New Work – Blood on Silk: Blood Running
Video still from a new work Blood on Silk: Blood Running, 2018. The video will be projected onto the surface of a wondercabinet zinc box set on the top of a table. Part of the video of the running blood will occasionally extend onto the floor.
Battery powered means of detecting malaria in the bloodstream while the blood is still within the body.
What a fantastic way of making the cost of testing so cheap and so flexible in terms of conditions of use that its really, really useful. https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/scientists-a-step-closer-to-fighting-malaria-with-world-first-diagnostic-tool Associate Professor Bayden Wood and members of the No Road Expeditions group. Photo credit: Steve Morton Images courtesy of the Monash website