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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have 'printed' the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.

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WOW! ...i'll take a new brain.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-16 05:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Closer and closer to Repo Men every single day.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-17 09:54 AM | Reply

Can they 3D print alt-right (R)tards a new brain???
Now that would be progress!

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-17 11:44 AM | Reply

My guess is that there will be less chance of rejection since the patient's own cells are the basis.

If the get it to work, that is.

#4 | Posted by hoser at 2019-04-17 08:19 PM | Reply

I thought they where going for skin first. Your skin is your largest organ, and you can grow several square yards of it in a day. But whatever.

Also, skin is only one cell type, not like the heart. We have over 120 cell types. And think about what we could do for burn patients....

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-17 08:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat

I saw this thread and also remembered articles from the past couple years about bioprinted skin. Because of your comment, I Googled "3D printed skin." Scientists have developed a hand held 3D bioprinter that can print skin directly on burn victims, clinical trials in the planning stages according to one of the newer articles.

www.google.com

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-18 12:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The researchers are now planning on culturing the printed hearts in the lab and "teaching them to behave" like hearts, Prof. Dvir says. They then plan to transplant the 3D-printed heart in animal models.

"We need to develop the printed heart further," he concludes. "The cells need to form a pumping ability; they can currently contract, but we need them to work together. Our hope is that we will succeed and prove our method's efficacy and usefulness.

This is going to be the key..

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-18 07:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Old news.....where have you folks been?

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#8 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-04-18 08:14 AM | Reply

Can they 3D print alt-right (R)tards a new brain???
Now that would be progress!

#3 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON AT 2019-04-17 11:44 AM | REPLY | FLA

They used the individuals own biological matter, so it would be useless.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-18 09:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

OH MY GOD.....so you go in for open heart surgery, and just as you're going under, you see the surgeon putting on a pair of those cardboard glasses with the red and green cellophane lenses

#10 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-18 11:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

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This is awesome stuff. It's too bad it only took 3 posts for it to get drug down to the cesspool of politics by a weak-minded person.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-18 12:01 PM | Reply

This is awesome stuff. It's too bad it only took 3 posts for it to get drug down to the cesspool of politics by a weak-minded person.

#11 | POSTED BY Comrade Dumbtake

Uh oh, someone's feels just got hurt!
Time to head for your "safe place" there snowflake.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-18 12:40 PM | Reply

Amazing breakthrough. This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers," says Prof. Tal Dvir of TAU's School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Will I live long enough to need to buy one for $19.95 plus shipping?

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-18 09:46 PM | Reply

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Prime membership....free shipping

#14 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-18 10:30 PM | Reply

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson

I love your sense of sarcasm. I get it now - it just took awhile 'cause I'm stupid.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-19 08:18 AM | Reply

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