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3D Printing News Alert(3D Printed implant to treat spinal cord injury)

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According to professor of neuroscience and director of the Translational Neuroscience Institute at UC San Diego School of Medicine, “Axons are the long, threadlike extensions on nerve cells that reach out to connect to other cells”.
According to Co-senior author Shaochen Chen, Ph.D., professor of nanoengineering and a faculty member in the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at UC San Diego, “Like a bridge, it aligns regenerating axons from one end of the spinal cord injury to the other. Axons by themselves can diffuse and regrow in any direction, but the scaffold keeps axons in order, guiding them to grow in the right direction to complete the spinal cord connection”.
According to co-first author Wei Zhu, Ph.D., nanoengineering postdoctoral fellow, “This shows the flexibility of our 3D printing technology. Vascularization is one of the main obstacles in engineering tissue implants that can last in the body for a long time”.

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2019-01-14-three-D-printed-implant-promotes-nerve-cell-growth-to-treat-spinal-cord-injury.aspx?_ga=2.115182983.1440351564.1553465131-1484025659.1553465131

3D Printing News Alert(3D Printed helmets for Swiss Guards)

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According to DIDIER GRANDJEAN he is the Vice-corporal, Pontifical Swiss Guard,“The reason for this change was for everyone to have the same helmet as a unit. Now we have different models, with different weights that were introduced at different times.new helmets, printed in 3D with lightweight PVC material. They are modeled from a 16th century design and take 14 hours to print, instead of the 130 hours needed for the metal ones”.

https://www.romereports.com/en/2019/03/14/swiss-guards-3d-printed-helmets-500-years-and-a-monthly-video-series/