Wednesday, November 30

Tag: artificial

For diabetics, the novel device might function as an artificial pancreas.
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For diabetics, the novel device might function as an artificial pancreas.

Treatment for diabetics has historically included cannula implantation and implantable medical equipment. Scar tissue, however, could form while these operations are being carried out in the patient's surgical sites. The foreign body response, a phenomenon, may occasionally cause issues for patients. Engineers from MIT and its coworkers have created a device that can stop scar tissue from being brought on by implantable insulin-releasing devices. In a study on mice, it was demonstrated, according to an MIT press release, that when mechanical actuation was included in a soft robotic device, the device maintained functionality for a far longer period than a conventional drug-delivery implant. Every 12 hours, the researchers' unique invention inflates and deflates for five minutes. It als...
Today, wood can be grown in a lab without a single tree being cut down.
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Today, wood can be grown in a lab without a single tree being cut down.

The irony of the world is that practically every conference and gathering to "save the woods" takes place inside a tastefully furnished space that is filled with items derived from the felling of trees. Despite all the efforts made by environmentalists to stop deforestation activities, the market for wood-derived products was valued at $631 billion in 2021 and is predicted to reach $900 billion by 2026. Has the battle to conserve our woods already been lost? Well, not yet, as a new method promises to eliminate the need for tree cutting. According to MIT researchers, products created from natural wood can be replaced with lab-grown lumber. They have created a method for producing lumber in any shape and size, so for instance, if you need a new wooden chair, you can make it in a lab using t...