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3D-Printed Implant Cures Rare Breathing Disorder in Children

You may have heard of 3D printing, where three-dimensional objects are “printed” by a machine that deposits a plastic-type material, usually, layer by layer, to form a solid object. Now researchers at the University of Michigan have developed what they call a 4-D medical device that is customized for very young patients and changes as their young bodies grow. The Michigan researchers focused on children with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia, or TBM. The disease weakens the...

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