Artificial tissue has always lacked a key ingredient: blood vessels. A new 3-D printing technique seems poised to change that.
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I’m the biomedicine editor for MIT Technology Review. I look for stories where technology stands to improve human health or advance our understanding of the human condition.
I joined MIT Technology Review in March 2012 after a brief stint in the Washington, D.C., news bureau of the scientific journal Nature. Before I ventured to the East Coast, I spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a doctoral student in molecular biology and one whirlwind year in science-writing boot camp in Santa Cruz.
In California, I wrote for the Stanford University press offices, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, and the Salinas Californian newspaper. I grew up in a small town in eastern Texas, surrounded by bird song, rolling cattle fields, and lanky pine trees. When I’m not exploring health tech, you will probably find me cooking or giggling over an exceptional LOLcat.
Susan Young's Stories
A new brain-imaging technology may reveal the true risk of repetitive head injury in contact sports.
Researchers found they could tie people’s identities to supposedly anonymous genetic data by cross-referencing it with information available online.
Presage’s device would allow oncologists to test potentially harmful compounds in tiny amounts before giving patients a full dose.
IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer uncovers a novel drug interaction site.
A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors' ability to identify Alzheimer's.
It can be quicker and easier to sequence a genome than to analyze the resulting data—now one startup thinks it has a solution to this data-crunching bottleneck.