Already have an ACS ID? Log in
Renew your membership, and continue to enjoy these benefits.
Already an ACS Member? Log in here
Choose the membership that is right for you. Discounts will be applied automatically at checkout.
Enjoy these benefits no matter which membership you pick.
Most Popular in Materials
Rohit Bhargava and colleagues at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, used a three-dimensional printer to construct this rabbit from isomalt, a sugar alcohol often used to make edible cake decorations, mixed with rhodamine dye. As the team prints with the mixture, the isomalt hardens into place. The scientists would like to grow cells and tissues on the resulting lattices and then melt away the isomalt, leaving behind cylindrical tubes that mimic blood vessels. These structures could enable researchers to study tissues or tumors in the lab in a reproducible manner.
Credit: Troy Comi
Read the paper: Addit. Manuf. 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2018.04.026
Do science. Take pictures. Win money. Enter our photo contest here.
Sign up for C&EN's must-read weekly newsletter
Related C&EN Content:
This article has been sent to the following recipient: