Simulators to Combat Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]


Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]


Is There More To Discover About Anatomy?

Modern understanding of the structure of the human body really started with Leonardo Da Vinci. Although better known for his painting, Da Vinci was most interested in how the human body functioned and is thought to have dissected dozens of bodies to deepen his understanding of muscles, bones and tissue. He created over 700 anatomical […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Medical Education

Breakthrough Treatments for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a debilitating auto-immune disease that causes the body to attack the lining of the gut. Any part of the gut can be affected but commonly it affects the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). Crohn’s disease affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans and symptoms can include […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Health . Medical Education

Murders, Cadavers and the need for Anatomical Models

Human beings are a curious lot and throughout history there have been some extraordinary ways that we have sought to inform future generations of our discoveries. But in order to get an accurate idea of how the body works, you have to have access to detailed teaching models.  Here at 3B Scientific we’ve been fascinated […]

By Joanna | Anatomy

The Happiness Blanket – Reading Brainwaves not Thoughts

What if you could actually see what your customers were feeling.  That was the idea behind the recent partnership between British Airways and neurofeedback technology companies MyndPlay and NeuroSky. British Airways recently tested out a headset that, coupled to specially designed blanket with fibre optics woven into it, would be able to sense the passengers […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Biology . Science

Practice Makes Perfect

Any Orthopaedic Surgeon or Orthopedist will tell you that it requires skill, dedication and many years of education to perfect the surgery and treatments that are needed to correct broken, diseased or deformed bones.   Practicing complex techniques is important. Student Surgeons need to learn from mistakes but in an environment where patient care isn’t […]


Machines That Mimic Nature

Re-inventing ideas from nature is nothing new; think sonar in ships and radar in aircraft, both of which are analogous to echolocation in marine mammals and bats. Indeed, borrowing ideas from nature dates back centuries; for instance, see our blog post “The TENS Commandments” that describes how ancient Greeks and Romans advocated harnessing electric shocks […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Biology . Environment . Science