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ARTICLE: Researchers, students harnessing futuristic power of 3D printing

Imagine a world where doctors tailor medications for your body, where they can kill cancer while repairing the tissue around it and where kids who break their glasses can print new custom-made pairs.

Sounds like science fiction, right?

In universities around Louisiana, researchers are harnessing the futuristic power of 3D printing and trying to catch up with other states in using this technology to help people.

Dr. David K. Mills, professor and biomedical research director at Louisiana Tech University, is exploring how to produce pills and biomedical devices with 3D printing to let doctors customize care in ways they never could with standard medications for general consumption.

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