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Study: New approach to 3D printing of human tissue closer to reality

Study: New approach to 3D printing of human tissue closer to reality

Health
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A new approach to 3D bioprinting has overcome the shortcomings associated with earlier versions of the technology, bringing the creation of human tissue and organs one step closer to reality, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said Tuesday. The approach, called Freefrom Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels, corrects problems caused by gravity in the bioinks used to "print" human tissue, according to the researchers in an article published by the journal APL Bioengineering. Advertisement Although 3D bioprinting has been studied for years as a "fabrication technique for [human] tissue engineering and regenerative medicine," its use has been limited "by the challenge of printing soft ... materials in air," co-author Daniel J. Shiwarski told UPI. H...

GameStop’s stupefying stock rise doesn’t hide its reality

Technology
NEW YORK -- Behind GameStop's stock surge is the grim reality of its prospects: The video game retailer is floundering even as the industry around it is booming.GameStop has been swept up in a battle between big-moneyed hedge funds betting against it and small investors trying to prop it up. That has caused GameStop's share price to soar despite the shaky financials underneath.Flailing companies like AMC Entertainment and American Airlines have likewise enjoyed a stock surge, but GameStop has been the primary battleground between the Davids and the Goliaths. Shares rocketed 1,600% in the last three weeks, closing at $ 325 per share on Friday and giving GameStop a market cap of nearly $ 17 billion. Shares have since been cratering. On Tuesday, they fell 60% to close at $ 90.Many investor...
Hezbollah faces a new reality in Lebanon and the region

Hezbollah faces a new reality in Lebanon and the region

World
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Challenged by a dramatic economic deterioration and an uprising that has shaken the ruling class amid a trend toward normalizing Israeli-Arab relations, Hezbollah is facing a new reality as the most powerful party in Lebanon. The Iran-backed militant group, founded after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, has over the years created "a state within a state" with a growing arsenal, social services networks and businesses generating income to fund its activities. It grew in power when it engaged in the Syria war alongside President Bashar al-Assad in 2012 and got involved in military activities in Iraq and Yemen. Advertisement The 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the subsequent withdrawal of the Syrian troops months later,...

With so many people living longer, advisors help to make sure the fear of outliving money doesn’t become a reality

Finance
sturti | E+ | Getty ImagesAlfred Abraham has had colon cancer, prostate cancer, open heart surgery and his left eye removed.Yet at 100, he's still alive and well. Every day, he and his partner Brian eat fruit and salad and go for walks. He and his family were planning a big party to celebrate his becoming a centenarian this past April, but the pandemic wouldn't allow for it. "At the present time, I'm doing very nicely despite what's going on," said Abraham, a former CPA and bank executive who lives in New York. One big part of why he's doing so well is his financial advisor, he says.More from Advisor Insight:Target-date funds are getting more personalEight costly retirement mistakes to avoidPreparing heirs for the $ 68 trillion 'great wealth transfer'"He's doing a very good job ...