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  • Grow-your-own organs could be here within five years, as scientists prove they work in pigs

    08/02/2018 3:39:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 08/01/2018 | Sarah Knapton,
    The team at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) showed that lab-grown organs were quickly accepted by the animals, and within just two weeks had developed a network of blood vessels. Previous attempts have failed with several hours of transplantation because the organs did not establish the complicated web of vessels needed for proper oxygen and blood flow. But the new experiments showed the lungs were still functioning two months after they were implanted and the animals had 100 per cent oxygen saturation, meaning all their red blood cells were carrying oxygen through the body.
  • Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

    07/28/2018 2:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 29, 2018 | Luke Dormehl
    Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs of humans in need of a transplant. That may still be years off, but Chicago-based biotech startup Biolife4D this week announced a major new milestone: Its ability to bioprint human cardiac tissue. The scientific landmark followed shortly after the company opened a new research facility in Houston. It involved the printing of a human cardiac patch, containing multiple cell types which make up the human heart. It could one day be used to...
  • Miniature Human Organs Are Being Made In A Lab At Cincinnati Children's

    06/05/2018 7:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WVXU-TV ^ | June 5, 2018 | Ann Thompson
    Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids. Associate Director Takanori Takebe, MD, calls organoids a "complex recipe" of proteins, small molecules, amino acids and nutrients that enable him and his staff in the U.S. and Japan to make the organs using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), or so-called "master cells." Takebe sees two roles for the manmade organs: drug testing and transplantation. "It's pretty much like science fiction, but we are trying to create the miniature version...
  • Hospital That Yanked Alfie Evans’ Life Support Was Once Caught Selling Children’s Organs

    04/30/2018 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The hospital that was at the center of the controversy over Alfie Evans and ultimately yanked his life support was once embroiled in a controversy surrounding the selling of children’s organs after surgery. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in London came under considerable criticism after fighting with Alfie’s parents for months and withdrawing off his life support without their consent following a massive legal battle. The hospital came under additional criticism when it did not feed it Alfie for longer than 24 hours after removing his life support. But this is not the first time Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has been...
  • FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    11/13/2017 3:38:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/17 | John Solomon
    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in...
  • Talking Cat Coughs Up Chilling DNC/Debbie Wass-Schultz Hairball of Evidence (Organ Harvesting?)

    07/24/2017 8:05:30 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    In an 8-minute video, an articulate TALKING CAT nimbly draws together evidentiary parallels in recent DNC/Debbie Wasserman-Schultz related deaths in Florida (e.g. Beranton J. Whisenant Jr.) and elsewhere. Connections to Haitian children and the wealthy and politically influential patients of Florida branch offices of the Mayo Clinic are made clear, partly owing to the yeoman's service of Florida attorney Elisabeth Beck, currently suing the DNC. With personal relationships with some of the recent murder victims (to say nothing of the physical proximity of the crime scenes to her office) Beck Esq. is clearly in fear for her life. Admittedly the...
  • 3D Bio-printing Approaches for Tissue Engineering Applications

    04/12/2017 1:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    AZO Materials ^ | April 12, 2017 | Liam Critchley
    Three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained traction in recent years and is now used across a wide range of industries for the quick and easy fabrication of complex materials. 3D printing is now set to revolutionise the medical industry, especially in regenerative medicine, as it enables cells, tissues and organs to be printed on demand. These biological components are traditionally cultured for long periods of time, using various gaseous and chemical environments so that they grow. Aside from the timescales, standard culturing methods can easily go awry if there is even a small, and often accidental or unavoidable change in the...
  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • New human organ discovered, purpose of ‘mesentery’ unknown

    01/03/2017 5:21:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    The mesentery’s purpose isn’t fully understood, but its presence could hold the key to treating digestive diseases. It was previously thought that the organ was an unimportant group of structures, but it has now been classified as one single organ, which connects the abdomen to the intestine. The discovery that the mesentery was a single structure was first made by Irish researcher J Calvin Coffey at University Hospital Limerick in Ireland in 2012. Since then, he and his team studied the mesentery to prove it should be classified as an organ. "When we approach it like every other organ,” Coffey...
  • Cecile Richards on Donald Trump’s Victory: “I Think Roe v. Wade Was on the Ballot” and We Lost

    11/14/2016 9:06:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It perhaps is an understatement to say that election night did not well for abortion activists. Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups spent tens of millions of dollars on the election, but their massive spending did not succeed in convincing Americans to support the extreme pro-abortion policies of Hillary Clinton and others. Now, they are planning their defense. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that they are getting ready to fight for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who supports abortion. A lot is at stake with the U.S. Supreme Court. One seat currently is open,...
  • Kerala Priest’s Selfless Act of Organ Donation Inspires 15 Priests to Follow Suit

    08/11/2016 4:56:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The News Minute ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016
    It is also interesting to note that most of the organ recipients are not Christians though the donors are priestsWith Fr Davis Chiramel founding the Kidney Federation of India, Kerala has witnessed a good number of priests and nuns donating organs. Fr Chiramel was the first priest in the world to donate an organ. He donated his kidney to Thekkemadathil Gopinathan, a poor electrician, in 2009. T Ramavarman for The Times of India reports that 15 priests, including a bishop and a nun, have donated their kidneys in the state till date. The report also says that Kerala is now...
  • 3D printed liver transplants one step closer

    07/28/2016 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nick Hall
    3D printed organ transplants have been in the cards for a while, but deep tissue printing has proved problematic. Now a team of scientists in Korea think they have cracked the code for producing functional liver tissue by printing functional mouse liver cells. Simply put, we need more livers than we currently have as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer are increasingly prevalent. The donor system, meanwhile, is inherently flawed. Patients face agonising treatment while they wait for a suitable liver. There is simply no guarantee they will get a matching organ in time and even if they do, there can...
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  • Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

    Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink, created by scientists at the University of Bristol, from stem cells. It is expected to pave the way for the production of complex tissues to replace diseased or damaged areas of the body such as knees and hips and eventually the creation of vital organs. Lead researcher Dr Adam Perriman, an expert in cellular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a very exciting development which we believe could lead to a revolution in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis and other causes of tissue damage. “This approach...
  • New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

    04/10/2016 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | April 10, 2016It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. | Shelly Fan
    It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups. The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston. Although the study was done in mice, “we developed this implant with downstream human applications in mind,” says lead author Dr. Monica Laronda in a press release. If successful in humans, the prosthetic would be able to...
  • NHS to 'support' women to carry babies to term for organ donation

    03/07/2016 10:49:02 AM PST · by amorphous · 80 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 7 March 2016 | Rick Wiles
    (TRUNEWS) Pregnant women may soon be forced to make a difficult decision – to abort their babies or giving up their organs after birth. National Health Service (NHS), the publically funded healthcare system in the U.K. is proposing that women be "supported" to carry the child to term for the sole purpose of harvesting the baby’s organs. There is currently a shortage of donated organs, according to The Express. The mother could choose not to have their child's organs removed by choosing abortion instead if tests during pregnancy determined the baby may have a birth defect. In some cases, if...
  • How Close We Are To A 3-D Printed Human Heart

    02/22/2016 8:39:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 22, 2016 | Kristen V. Brown, Fusion
    Scientists announced that for the first time ever, they were able to 3-D print an organ, successfully transplant it into an animal and get it to work. Last week, scientists announced that for the first time ever, they were able to 3-D print an organ, successfully transplant it into an animal and get it to work. If you're unsure of whether that's really as crazy as it sounds, it is. For years scientists have succeeded at 3-D printing "living" tissue, but that tissue has been too weak, too unstable and too small to implant into humans or animals. Getting the...
  • Damaged Tissues, Organs Could Soon Be Replaced By 3D-Printed Substitutes

    10/27/2015 4:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Tech Times ^ | October 27, 2015 | Rina Marie Doctor
    Shortage of organs for transplantation has been one of the most challenging endeavor that patients, families and health care providers face today. But now, a possible novel answer to organ shortage has arrived: 3D printing of substitute organs. Numerous measures have been implemented to widen the pool of organ donors all across the U.S. Interventions to address the problem of organ shortage include national programs to heighten deceased donor donation, paired donor exchanges and split organ donation, among many others. Actions to hasten public awareness, enhance efficiency of donation mechanism and standardize donation policies have resulted in remarkable rates of...
  • This new 3D printer creates structures with gel, could help build living organs

    10/02/2015 10:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | October 1, 2015 | A.J. Dellinger
    3D printing is proving to be a potential game changer for a wide variety of fields. One group in particular that could benefit is the medical community, thanks to a recent development by scientists that could make it easier to print organs from living tissue. How? By printing structures inside of special gel that provides support during the build process. New Scientist reports that researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville came to the breakthrough method while searching for a way to enable the printing of items that cannot support their own weight. The technique prints objects inside a...
  • Reality: Aborted babies' body parts have been harvested for years

    08/18/2015 6:18:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Monday, August 17, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    According to an investigative reporter, the harvesting and sale of the organs and tissue of aborted babies has become big business. The Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos of Planned Parenthood employees have recently brought attention to the harvesting of the aborted babies' tissue for sale, but the practice has actually been going on for years. Royall Linda Royall, an investigative reporter for The Stream, tells OneNewsNow that moratoriums were put in place at one time. "But in 1993, when Bill Clinton came into office, one of the first things he did was he lifted that moratorium," Royall reports. "He...