World’s First 3D-Printed Retinal Cells Could Help Cure Blindness

December 18, 2013 by  
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In a breakthrough for the effort to cure blindness, researchers at the University of Cambridge  have used an inkjet printer to print living retinal cells for the first time. The cells could be built up and used to replace defective eye tissue. Professor Keith Martin from  Cambridge’s neuroscience department  is hopeful the development will bring them one step closer to treating retinal diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Read the rest of World’s First 3D-Printed Retinal Cells Could Help Cure Blindness Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d-printed adult nerve cells , 3d-printed cells used for neural repair , Cambridge neuroscience department , cure for blindness , professor Keith Martin , research journal Biofabrication , synthetic ocular membrane , world’s first 3d-printed retinal cells        

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Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

December 18, 2013 by  
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Singapore’s Nevhouse designs prefab home built out of recycled plastic waste . This low cost housing solution requiring minimal maintenance is water proof, fire and earthquake resistant and can be afforded by low income families that live in areas stricken by natural disasters, social and economic issues. Read the rest of Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake resistant homes , fire resistant homes , low maintenance homes , natural disasters , Nevhouse , plastic waste , Prefab Homes , Prefab Housing , Recycled Plastic , Singapore low-cost homes , Sustainable buildings , transportable homes        

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Singapore’s Prefab Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Offer Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

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