• Researchers have chanced upon a bacteria naturally present in the gut of mosquitoes that inhibits the growth of a malaria-causing parasite. Unlikely to produce resistance, it could be used to complement existing malaria eradication strategies.
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  • If a new bioprinter lives up to the hype, skin grafts taken from a person's own body may become a thing of the past. The machine is reportedly capable of 3D-printing sheets of functional human skin for use in research … or for transplants.
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    Developed as part of the MAGDRIVE research project, a new frictionless transmission gear and corresponding contactless axles have been created using superconductor magnetic levitation. Aimed primarily for use in spacecraft, the system is also adaptable for use in automobiles, railways, and aircraft.