3d printer helps doctors save an infant’s life

Today, Dean Carroll passed along a story she heard on NPR about two doctors who designed and created a tracheal support for an infant who would suddenly stop breathing.

the amazing story is available here.

the comments about 3d printing are also notable…drop us a comment below (or come see us in the Playground) about your thoughts of using a 3d printer in your classes or area of research.

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One response to “3d printer helps doctors save an infant’s life

  1. Caryn Long April 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

    In addition this article – here is another one recently released regarding the same technology.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/medical-first-3-d-printed-skull-successfully-implanted-woman-n65576

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