The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. “Another unique property … is that it’s highly porous and absorbent – and this is important for cell and tissue integration,” said Ramille Shah of Northwestern University’s department of material science, engineering and surgery, who co-led the work. With this hyper-elastic bone, however, many of those issues would be overcome, said Adam Jakus, Shah’s co-researcher at Northwestern University. “It’s purely synthetic, very cheap and very easy to make,” he said. “It can be packaged, shipped and stored very nicely.”