On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
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.
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs

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.

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?
Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Skin is much easier to create using 3-D printing than intestines.
Glioblastoma on a Chip
Glioblastoma on a Chip
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers use 3-D printing technology to construct a brain cancer model that accurately recapitulated in vivo biology and predicted patient drug responses.
Infographic: A 3-D Printed Brain Tumor
Infographic: A 3-D Printed Brain Tumor
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
How researchers create a glioblastoma on a chip that can predict patients’ response to treatments
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb | Jul 2, 2019
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Image of the Day: Handheld Science
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Researchers create a 3-D printed, portable centrifuge that can be affordably produced for science classrooms.
Infographic: How to Make a Brain Organoid
Infographic: How to Make a Brain Organoid
Ashley Yeager | Jul 31, 2018
Mini-brains can be grown in culture or printed.
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 29, 2018
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
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017
The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.