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New video shows 3D printed lung “breathing”

May 16th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  First Breaths Scientists just took a major step forward towards 3D printed organs — with a new lung-like system full of air sacs can expand and contract, filling the same biological role as our lungs do by pumping oxygen into blood. Bioprinted organs could someday help people who are waiting and sometimes dying on […]



Bioengineers 3D print complex vascular networks

May 10th, 2019 at 1:46 am » Comments Off

They’ll be essential to 3D-printed organs and replacement tissues. Bioengineers are one step closer to 3D printing organs and tissues. A team led by Rice University and the University of Washington have developed a tool to 3D print complex and “exquisitely entangled” vascular networks. These mimic the body’s natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and […]



This injectable gel could one day rebuild muscle, skin, and fat

May 10th, 2019 at 1:38 am » Comments Off

A new injectable gel could help repair damaged soft tissues. This injectable gel could one day rebuild muscle, skin, and fat Car crashes, battle wounds, and surgeries can leave people with gaping holes in soft tissue that are often too large for their bodies to repair. Now, researchers have developed a nanofiber-reinforced injectable gel that […]



The Artificial Womb moves forward

May 2nd, 2019 at 7:42 pm » Comments Off

A view of a fetus in an artificial womb, 1965. Researchers successfully nurture extremely preterm lamb fetuses outside a natural womb. Photo: Fritz Goro If you live for about 80 years, your nine months in the womb will represent less than 1% of your time on Earth. But those nine months represent a crucial period […]



Advance in CAR T-cell therapy eliminates severe side effects

April 27th, 2019 at 3:12 am » Comments Off

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID An advance in the breakthrough cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side effects, making the treatment safer and potentially available in outpatient settings, a new USC […]



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