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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Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2019
Several early-stage clinical trials indicate that implanting patients with the cells is safe. But whether they can alleviate neurological problems remains to be seen.
Woman Receives First Corneal Transplant Made from iPS Cells
Woman Receives First Corneal Transplant Made from iPS Cells
Emily Makowski | Sep 3, 2019
The patient’s vision has improved since the procedure, and her cornea remains clear.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Eric Bender | Jul 15, 2019
Insulin-producing cells grown in the lab could offer a functional cure for the disease.
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2018
Primates receiving heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs have survived more than six months, a new study reveals.
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2018
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home.
University of Gothenburg Moves to Fire Professor for Misconduct
University of Gothenburg Moves to Fire Professor for Misconduct
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2018
An investigation finds regenerative medicine researcher Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson manipulated data in seven papers.
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018
Doctors treated the fetus, who has alpha thalassemia major, with cells from her mother’s bone marrow.
Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm
Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm
Catherine Offord | May 11, 2018
The woman’s own cartilage was used to construct the transplant after she lost her left ear in a car crash.