Organs

11.21.14
3D-printed livers go on sale to impatient scientists
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3D-printed livers go on sale to impatient scientists

So far, the biggest benefit of 3D-printing organs is that you don't need someone to donate their b...

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09.25.14
Wearable artificial kidney hopes to gain FDA approval soon
09.25.14

Wearable artificial kidney hopes to gain FDA approval soon

As neat as your smartwatch is, there are other existing wearables which, you know, can actually ma...

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08.27.14
Boston Children's Hospital preps surgeons with custom 3D-printed models
08.27.14

Boston Children's Hospital preps surgeons with custom 3D-printed models

Undoubtedly, 3D printing has taken root in a variety of disciplines, and medicine is no stranger t...

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08.18.14
MakerBot chief believes self-driving cars will spur a need for 3D-printed organs
08.18.14

MakerBot chief believes self-driving cars will spur a need for 3D-printed organs

Self-driving cars are safer by their very nature, since they avoid the mistakes of human drivers....

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07.02.14
Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs
07.02.14

Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs

While 3D-printed organs sound like a great idea -- imagine no longer waiting around for a transpla...

By N. Lee,   07.02.14
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01.23.14
Tiny power plant can charge a pacemaker through heartbeats
01.23.14

Tiny power plant can charge a pacemaker through heartbeats

Pacemakers and other electronic implants are a pain to keep running -- patients need surgery to re...

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07.03.12
Researchers use 3D printer, sugar, to create a fake artery network for lab-grown tissue
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Researchers use 3D printer, sugar, to create a fake artery network for lab-grown tissue

Printing a chocolate heart is easy enough, but how about an actual organ? There are folks working...

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02.21.11
Cornell University scientists use 3D printer to engineer human ear made of silicone
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Cornell University scientists use 3D printer to engineer human ear made of silicone

Welcome to the future, where scientists can print body parts. No, seriously: researchers at Cornell...

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