All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘organs’

3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future

One of the most promising uses of 3D printing is the creation of human tissue and organs. Proponents of the technology believe that we may one day be able to grow transplantable organs in the lab bypassing the lengthy donor process. It seems like a win-win situation for everybody, but Gartner thinks somebody will spoil the fun sooner or later. …

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We Could See A 3D Printed Liver By Next Year

One of the most ambitious uses of 3D printers today is the creation of working organs. Researchers have already come a long way in making organ tissue with 3D printers, but getting it to work is the hard part. One company claims to have overcome this last hurdle. In what could become one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2014, …

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We’re Less Than A Decade Away From A 3D Printed Heart

3D printing and medicine have been best buds as of late with researchers using the technology to print everything from blood vessels to working organs. Now one group of researchers wants to use 3D printers to replicate the heart. A team at Kentucky’s Cardiovascular Innovation Institute is making their own 3D printers in the hope that they can be used …

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3D Printed Organs Are Here, And They’re Very Tiny

Growing organs in a lab is no longer science fiction. Universities have already proven that you can grow tissue or blood vessels with 3D printers. One company has now taken it a step further, however, by combining the two. NewScientist reports that Organovo, a San Diego-based medical company, has created a fully functioning human liver via 3D printing. The only …

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This 3D Printer May One Day Print Functioning Organs

3D printers are making waves in the world of medicine as researchers continue to advance the technology’s ability to create parts of the human body. The latest 3D printer – coming from the University of Iowa’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department – is one step closer to printing human organs. Much like past 3D bio-printers, the University of Iowa is …

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“Organ-On-A-Chip” May Put PETA Out Of A Job

There are people, including those in PETA, who vigorously protest the use of animals in clinical trials. Many scientists understand why the practice is hated and would probably switch to something else if they could. In their mind, it’s more humane to use animals instead of humans when testing new drugs. Like all problems, however, science may have found a …

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The Amazing History And Future Of Bioprinting [Infographic]

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – 3D printers are amazing. The technological wonder that allows us to create 3D objects simply by scanning them into a computer has the potential to revolutionize everything. There’s even been talks of how to apply 3D printing to create sustainable food for countries with low food reserves. The most amazing …

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