Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using standard medical imaging and new 3-D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models that mimic the physiological qualities of the real valves.
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create objects capable of expanding dramatically that could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions to biomedical devices.
An old adage holds that the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil can trigger a tornado in Texas weeks later. From the butterfly’s wing to the tornado, turbulence seems unpredictable, but scientists are changing that by predicting future behavior of actual turbulent fluid flows.
What if your medical diagnosis and treatment could be further informed by the experience of millions of other patients, including those who not only had similar symptoms, but perhaps also were your age, gender, ethnicity — and with similar medical history?