Skip to comments.Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs
Posted on 06/27/2016 12:02:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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 is taking the scientific world by storm in terms of its approach to regenerative medicine.
He added: We believe this work will also help in the development of this new field bioprinting, which can be applied in other areas of medicine, including the treatment of burns, and even the development of organs.
The new bio-ink has already been engineered to create 3D printed tissue structures including a full-size tracheal cartilage ring.
The formulation contains human stem cells which can convert to other cell types along with nutrients and molecules called polymers which can change from solid to liquid according to temperature....
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But how good is it with pianos?
Could be a boon for transgender people. “Print me up a set and send the IT guy over to install them.”
Didn’t a transporter make two of the same person?
If I understand this correctly, it was done with adult stem cells, not fetal stem cells. So no babies had to die for our new lung.
probably they got it to work by just randomly throwing amino acids in a bowl until the magic happened. ;-)
Like Arnold’s “The Sixth Day” or something like that..
Somehow that never seemed to be a good outcome for the earlier model.....
That’s how I read it but I guess that remains to be clearly shown.
The transporter legacy also has a bio-filter operation....would it not be impossible to think the filter could be adjusted to ‘rearrange’ some parts and functions, too?
Please print me a new bippee, as a former female transgender it is my RIGHT to have a new one! Give me back my D__K!
That’s the question isn’t it?
A transporter deconstructs your physical make up, down to each individual cell at point A, transmits that data, and reconstructs it at point B. So if the you at point B has one skin cell in your foot that was in your arm at point A. You’re a different person.
Who can say that the deconstruction is not the destruction of your body, and the reconstruction the recreation of your body.
A common argument about transportation technology, the ethics and morality involved with transmitting cells as data. Even if it were possible to change organic matter into energy, isn’t it the same exact thing as deconstruction/reconstruction?
All I know is this needs to lead to some kind of help for our brain injured soldiers. Hundreds of thousands of them, but i’m not smart enough to figure out how it would
And yes, I wouldn’t mind if my 10 year long headache from inury could be fixed.
Anyone see a connectino between 3D printers and helping brain injuries?
You could use a 3d printer for parts of the skull I suppose. Which I wouldn’t be surprised if that were common practice. But the brain itself cannot be easily operated on. Too much is unknown, and tools aren’t small enough to really get down to it.
I imagine much more would be known about the brain but not many brain surgeons and researchers are able to poke around in live, functioning brains.
I’m thinking maybe a third arm would be nice. That way I could type in my normal way and still keep my hand on the mouse hovering over the Preview or Post Buttons on FR. A big time saver.
Plus I could certainly be at least competitive in the World Juggling Federation competitions.
Just thinking out loud. There are probably other good uses that will occur to some. ;)
Can they do it with the patients own cells/DNA?
I prefer an injection of 3d nanobots and wake up Captain America. No suit, please; I want to go ninja ;)
That’s the big problem. They are afraid to even dissect a minute piece because they have no idea what effect it will have on a person. They do it in dire situations.
My cousin’s sister in law has the human version of mad cow disease.
She found out last week. It’s devastating to say the least!! 300 people a year get it and it is a death sentence.
They thought it was huntingtons but i knew it wasn’t because it was moving way too fast. She will be dead in 4 to 8 months, doctors said, and the symptoms suck.
My prayer is that she doesn’t know what’s going on, though the family will.
I read the cause but quite difficult to understand. Comes down to one gene multipling too much and destroying brain cells.
You are right. It’s going to be very hard to cure.
I am selfishly hoping in 5 or 10 years they can “fix” me and I can live a more normal life for the duration.
But the soldiers, that’s why they need to rock n roll. They deserve our very best.
If this means I can get a new lung to replace the one that was taken out in ‘07, without killing anyone, sign me up. Otherwise, I’ll just keep waiting.
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