Researchers developed prototype 3D-printed device with the patient’s own cells that could help spinal cord patients restore some function. The device is custom-printed to fit each patient’s spinal cord to serve as a type of “bridge” between living nerve cells above and below the area of injury.

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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