Tech Tuesday: Bioprinting and the rumored Higgs Boson discovery

This week on News 1130 in Vancouver, I talked about these items:

  • Penn researchers 3D print vascular networks with sugar – bioprinting organ research hit a milestone when it was recently discovered that printing a structure out of sugar made it much easier to print living cells in that can actually support blood flow. The sugar structure works like scaffolding that the living cells can use for support and then the structure will dissolve and leave behind the living cells. This discovery will soon enable scientists to 3d print full size organs, removing the reliance on organ donation in the future (source)
  • Scientists at CERN in Geneva (home of the LHC) are holding a press conference on Wednesday where it is rumored that they will confirm the existence of the Higgs Boson – the long sought after particle that is believed to the invisible entity that holds atoms, matter and ultimately, the universe together. This discovery, if proven true, will cause scientists to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew and understood about physics. Definitely an exciting time in the scientific world. (source)

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