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Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First
An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.
Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First
Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First

An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.

An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.

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On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020 | 6 min read
Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.
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Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020 | 2 min read
Skin is much easier to create using 3-D printing than intestines.
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A New Model with Fully Functioning Blood Vessels Mimics Brain Cancer
Roni Dengler, PhD | 2 min read
A newly developed platform may one day replace cell culture and animal models to personalize cancer treatment.
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Glioblastoma on a Chip
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Researchers use 3-D printing technology to construct a brain cancer model that accurately recapitulated in vivo biology and predicted patient drug responses.
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Infographic: A 3-D Printed Brain Tumor
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019 | 1 min read
How researchers create a glioblastoma on a chip that can predict patients’ response to treatments
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How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb, Knowable Magazine | Jul 2, 2019 | 6 min read
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
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Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers create a 3-D printed, portable centrifuge that can be affordably produced for science classrooms.
Infographic: How to Make a Brain Organoid
Ashley Yeager | Jul 31, 2018 | 1 min read
Mini-brains can be grown in culture or printed.
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 29, 2018 | 1 min read
The tissue, grown on a 3-D scaffold and seeded from the kids’ own cells, was transplanted to correct deformities in their cartilage.
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018 | 3 min read
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017 | 1 min read
The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
The Scientist Staff | Sep 6, 2017 | 1 min read
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
Custom-Made Molecules
Ruth Williams | Aug 20, 2017 | 3 min read
A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2017 | 3 min read
The material is durable, flexible, and can serve as a scaffold for cell growth, a study shows.
Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries
Bob Grant | May 16, 2017 | 2 min read
Researchers have constructed prosthetic female reproductive organs and implanted them in mice, some of which conceived and gave birth to live young.
Image of the Day: Missing Pieces
The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers made a 3-D reconstruction of one of neurobiology's most famous brains—that of Henry Gustav Molaison (HM).
Flavor Savors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.
Behavior Brief
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 6, 2015 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Hip to be Square
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 6, 2015 | 1 min read
Scientists use 3-D printing and computer modeling to demonstrate the advantages of the seahorse’s non-cylindrical tail.
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