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Sask. student headed to national science fair with 3D bioprinting for nerve cells

Sask. student headed to national science fair with 3D bioprinting for nerve cells

Written by David

May 2, 2019

A Saskatoon student is off to compete in a national science fair competition after looking into how 3D printing could help heal nerve damage. Britney Feng is a Grade 12 student at Saskatoon’s Centennial Collegiate. This week she won the regional Sanofi Bio-genius Canada Competition. Surgery is the only treatment currently available to repair nerve damage, Feng told CBC Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Edition . “We hope that this will actually make nerve tissue regeneration something that will be more accessible,” she said. Feng’s interest in 3D printing started with health sciences. After learning about some of the potential, she reached out to Dr. Daniel Chen at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering and was able to join his research group. Feng said it was challenging to jump into this field as she didn’t know anything about it before starting. Before, she was looking at tackling crop diseases and diet […]

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