Category: Health

New bio-ink for 3D bioprinting advances cell research

Bio-printing has brought new perspectives to cell research. So far, however, other 3D printing methods have fallen short of expectations. A special bio-ink has now been developed at TU Wien (Vienna) that solves the current problems. The new bio-ink enables: extremely...

Become a better manager by doing judo? This former top athlete teaches you how

Ever since she was very young, Jennifer Wichers had been in training every day to win an Olympic gold medal in judo. She recently had to let go of that dream. She is still busy with judo, albeit more as a metaphor for entrepreneurship. Her company stems from her...

Start-up of the day: This is how you make prams and wheelchairs fit for winter

Whether with a pram or in a wheelchair - anyone who travels in snow with small wheels has a hard time. Moving around becomes an immense effort. Patrick Mayer demonstrates how ingeniously this problem can be solved. The former snowboard professional was himself bound...

“Have technicians and designers make love together – fireworks guaranteed!”

It was "really just a design concept", the red balloons that were to be used as a prototype for an artificial uterus at the Dutch Design Week of 2018. "This week we are here purely to receive input on how visitors feel about this technique," said researcher Kirsten...

New medical technologies are not always compatible with legal requirements

The progressively ageing society and new medical technologies are challenging the Austrian health and legal system. Laws must be amended or rewritten. Medical law expert Karl Stöger from the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz is...

New bio-ink for 3D bioprinting advances cell research

Bio-printing has brought new perspectives to cell research. So far, however, other 3D printing methods have fallen short of expectations. A special bio-ink has now been developed at TU Wien (Vienna)...

Tomorrow is good: Innovation often skips the line

We’ve all been through this, cars waiting in line for a parking spot at a parking garage which is nearest to the location you want to be. Of course that one is (almost) full. Cars are waiting...

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Animal-free medical research needs clear legislation

Medical research has a long tradition when it comes to testing on animals. Apart from the ethical problem, animal experiments also lack reliability. Mice do not always react to diseases and drugs in...

STUDIO &lotte: Dutch Design Week’s Hidden Gem #2

Lotte de Jong is a spatial designer for well-known brands and organizations. She allows herself to design her own work once a year. This time she is exploring what using alcohol and pills do to you....

Polish invention combats UV-radiation

The record heat in Europe has also being enjoyed by scientists from Łódź (Poland). Among their own inventions are materials that protect against UV radiation. We usually remember about UV radiation...

Computerized heart for personalized therapies

In general, the human heart beats around 60 to 80 times per minute, but in about one million people in Germany – more than 33 million worldwide – the heart rate can suddenly increase to...

The influence of contraceptives on cognitive ability

The neurobiologist Belinda Pletzer from the University of Salzburg is researching the psychological effect of the contraceptive pill. She is focusing on the neurobiological effects on the structures...

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