Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics and Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University.
Scientists used a 3D printer loaded with cells to create mini livers which can be infected with a disease to observe its progress through organ. The tiny livers can also be used to monitor effectiveness of drugs.
There’s a new way to create materials with the properties of living tissues. Oxford University scientists have designed a programmable 3-D printer than can pump out a material that can flex like muscle or communicate like neurons.
The FDA has proposed new rules aimed at improving the safety and reliability of automated external defibrillators, like this one on a commuter train near Boston. AEDs treat patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by shocking the heart back into a normal rhythm.
Publishing house Macmillan on Friday became the fifth and final U.S. book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused them of conspiring to raise e-book prices.
The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant. He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.
It may be decades before machines take the place of doctors — yes, it’s possible — but Bedford-based iRobot has won federal approval for a rolling robot that can now connect physicians with patients anywhere in the world.