3D printed organs are no longer science fiction but are now becoming reality

" But the dream of functional 3-D-printed  organs has long been stymied by a stubborn central challenge: how to get blood to flow to keep the cells alive.

Now, a team of researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina has made the latest contribution to solving the puzzle, though their findings are still a long way away from helping patients. " 

This 3-D-printed human cartilage possessed all the natural characteristics of an ear when implanted in a rodent model.

This 3-D-printed human cartilage possessed all the natural characteristics of an ear when implanted in a rodent model.

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine The Wake Forest team’s 3-D printer at work fabricating a jaw bone structure.

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Wake Forest team’s 3-D printer at work fabricating a jaw bone structure.

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