By: Pancho J. Villamoran
THE POWER IN PEE
A new kind of fuel cell would take the world by storm as this new fuel cell research done by Jon Chouler, George Padgett, Petra Cameron, Kathrin Preuss, Maria Titirici, Ioannis Ieropoulos, and Mirella Di Lorenzo, generates electricity generally cheaper, smaller, and more powerful compared to previous microbial fuel cells as it’s source comes from, you guessed it… urine.
Read the full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160316105543.htm
Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr. Charlotte Stagg from the University of Oxford have found that applying transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the brain could actually help people who have gone through stroke to recover from it through rehabilitation training.
Read the full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160316151108.htm
BROKE A BONE? WE’LL PRINT YOU ONE!
The researchers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have successfully found a way of producing cartilage tissue by using 3-D bioprinting with the ink containing human tissue cells. The elderly with arthritis and athletes with cartilage injuries could say no more to prolonged cartilage loss and bone pain.
Read the full article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160316082721.htm
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Blind people and people with cataracts, rejoice! These imperfections can now finally be cured with the research deemed ‘remarkable’ by surgeons worldwide. Using one’s own stem cells, a new pair of lens can replace one’s old damaged or lens with ‘living lens’ or cornea tissue, restoring eyesight in just three months tops.
Source: The Telegraph
Read the full article here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-techniques-regrow-lens-cornea-tissue
The fat we all want to remove can finally serve a different purpose: to repair and reinforce damaged body parts. Bioengineer Rocky Tuan of the University of Pittsburgh turned the yellow liposuctioned fat into a tissue that resembles shock-absorbing cartilage. This research could cure osteoporosis and maybe even create materials like tissue that are close to ligaments and tendons.
Read the full article here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cells-fat-mend-bone-cartilage-muscle-and-even-heart