Five ways 3D printing is changing medicine
3D printing technology is set to revolutionise medicine. Here University of Melbourne researchers and clinicians identify the 5 big changes that are underway
Growing organs outside the body
Researchers are growing brain-like organs outside the body so they can better understand neural development and fight diseases such as autism and epilepsy.
Putting cells through their paces
Scientists are putting human cells through micro-obstacle courses designed to replicate the mechanics inside our bodies and better test drug effectiveness.
Brain in a dish: the therapeutic potential of stem cells and organoids
On the Up Close podcast: epilepsy researcher Steve Petrou and developmental neuroscientist Miranda Dottori discuss the therapeutic potential of organoids.
Organoids: the next revolution in human biology has begun
Researchers are growing miniature immature organs in dishes, creating new opportunities for research into diseases like epilepsy and autism and Alzheimer's.