Health and Healthcare

Combining a microscope and an algorithm to possibly help save your life

A researcher uses a microscope after a laser bio- 3D printing of human cells in the laboratory Biotis at INSERM (the National Institute for Health and Medical Research) in Pessac near Bordeaux October 29, 2014. Producing human tissue will become possible thanks to a team of Bordeaux researchers developing a new technique for bio- 3D printing with laser precision. Human tissue 3D printing will have future applications in cosmetics, pharmacology and surgery soon, especially in the field of skin transplants.   Picture taken October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4E0QB

The approach could help in pre-clinical screening of cancer drugs. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Kevin Stacey
Senior Writer for the Physical Sciences, Brown University
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