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Scientists Are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumors From Scratch

Scientists Are 3D Printing Whole Cancer Tumors From Scratch | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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Scientists from Philadelphia have bioprinted a mixture of cancerous cell line called HeLa cells, and hydrogel to form 3D tumors. The HeLa cells line was generated from tumor cells taken from  Henrietta Lacks, in the 1950s and are considered as the first "immortal" line of research cells. 

Read the paper: http://iopscience.iop.org/1758-5090/6/3/035001/article

 

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Harvard Researchers Print Functional Heart Tissue > ENGINEERING.com

Harvard Researchers Print Functional Heart Tissue > ENGINEERING.com | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers engineer a 3D printed cardiac replacement tissue that mimics heart muscles.
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A joint effort of researchers from  from the University of Sydney, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School have lead to the development of a new 3D printed artificial cardiac tissue that can be used to repair damaged hearts.

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Bio-Printing: Benjamin Harrison at TEDxMidwest - YouTube

"The impossible can be possible" is what Ben Harrison intelligently proclaims to an audience of captivated listeners. As a respected authority in the field, ...
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Ben Harrison from  the Institute for Regenerative Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine gave a very interesting talk about organ bioprinting and how it will solve the current shortage in organs for transplantation.

 

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3D Printer Uses Microscopic Water Droplets That May Be Used For Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing | Bioprinting World

3D Printer Uses Microscopic Water Droplets That May Be Used For Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing | Bioprinting World | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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Researchers have developed to "print" or organize lipid droplets in 3D shapes. In the web page-embedded video, they show how these structures can be re-organized after they were prined. 

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Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals | Video on TED.com

By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet.
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Andras Forgcas discuss the motivation behind leather and meat biofabrication in the lab. Perhaps 30 years from now, leather and meat will be produced in a bioreactor in a same way  beer is being produced today.

 

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Sweet Success- How Dessert Inspired My Research: Jordan Miller at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Using simple yet illustrative analogies to help non-scientists understand his scientific discovery process, Biomedical Researcher Jordan Miller explains to h...
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Printing sugar to create 3D structures to be used in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine - A great talk by Jordan Miller !

 

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Siri Anderson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:41 AM

Food as art, well obviously.

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3D printing human organs - but where's the money for it?

3D printing human organs - but where's the money for it? | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Texas startup is on cusp of 3D printing human organs but it must contend with making the technology cost effective first
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How 3D Printing Can Build New Bone

How 3D Printing Can Build New Bone | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Members of the public can try the new method themselves at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition.
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Printing/engineering meat ?!

As humans continue to multiply, can we feed ourselves using meat created with a 3D bioprinting process? In the first demonstration of its kind, Gabor Forgacs...
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Videos - The Real Story - Star Trek: Lifelong Trekkie Uses 3D Printer to Make Human Body Parts

Videos - The Real Story - Star Trek: Lifelong Trekkie Uses 3D Printer to Make Human Body Parts | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Many of the technologies first fictionalized in Star Trek are now a reality. Using x-rays, scans, and a mixture of cells, scientists can actually print human tissue and organs.
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Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology - Eureka! Science News

Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology - Eureka! Science News | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology
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Princeton researchers primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue. The scientists used 3D printing of cells and nanoparticles followed by cell culture to combine a small coil antenna with cartilage, creating what they term a bionic ear.

I am not so sure how functional is that ear and how the coil will be connected to the brain, but its another step in the production of artificial functional organs or evan enhanced ones. 

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Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, May 2, 2013 7:54 AM

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl4007744

 

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Thank you Carlos!
Maquete Eletrônica's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:06 AM

Impressora 3D
 

"Ouvido para impressão 'biônico' funde a eletrônica ea biologia"

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3D printer and living "ink" create cartilage

Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, describes a cutting-edge process he has developed in which he uses a 3D Printer and ...
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MAKE | How-To: DIY Bioprinter

MAKE | How-To: DIY Bioprinter | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Interesting Instructable from Dr. Patrik D'haeseleer, Harvard-trained computational biologist and denizen of Sunnyvale biotech hackerspace BioCurious. Bioprinting, which is basically…
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Maquete Eletrônica's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:03 AM

."Uma observação importante é que a construção não inclui um eixo Z, de modo que é apenas capaz de impressão em duas dimensões, tal como, por exemplo, na foto acima, em que uma cultura de bactérias E. coli que expressam o gene da proteína fluorescente verde tem sido impressa sobre a superfície de uma placa de Petri cheia de ágar. Ainda, é muito fascinante leitura, e pode ser facilmente adaptado para a impressão de outros líquidos biológico ou de outra forma, para outras superfícies.".......

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3-D Printing Blood Vessels into Artificial Tissues Could Eliminate Need for Donor Organs | MIT Technology Review

3-D Printing Blood Vessels into Artificial Tissues Could Eliminate Need for Donor Organs | MIT Technology Review | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Artificial tissue has always lacked a key ingredient: blood vessels. A new 3-D printing technique seems poised to change that. (RT @MosesFeaster: What's artificial blood w/o artificial blood vessels?
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A team of Harvard researchers have created a tissue interlaced with blood vessels. "The tissue is the first made through 3-D printing to include potentially functional blood vessels embedded among multiple, patterned cell types".

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Joshua Hunsberger's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:06 PM

3-D printing combining blood vessels & cell! A powerful combination.

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MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting - YouTube

MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting - YouTube | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Jordan Miller, Andy Ta, and Steve Kelly talk 3D bioprinting at the 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival Read the Hackaday post: http://wp.me/pk3lN-uAD
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A very interesting presentation that shed some light on the next generation of bioprinters and on 3D bioprinting  in general.

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Cells from the eye are inkjet printed for the first time

Cells from the eye are inkjet printed for the first time | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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Researchers have bioprinted retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and glia from the retina of rats using an inkjet printer.

The open-access paper is available here: http://iopscience.iop.org/1758-5090/6/1/015001/article


Learn about embryonic development of the eye: 

http://discovery.lifemapsc.com/in-vivo-development/eye



 

 

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Richard D. Hammer, M.D.'s curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:09 PM

3-D printing will eventually play  a role in transplanation.

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Pioneering Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala - GE FOCUS FORWARD

Subscribe to the GE Channel: http://full.sc/12xcByI Dr. Anthony Atala pioneered the field of regenerative medicine as the first to successfully engineer, gro...
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This is a short movie/interview with Dr. Anthony Atala about his work. Truely inspiring. Science fiction becomes a reality!

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Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, October 5, 2013 12:58 PM

Short promol video interview about organ printing, the present and the future. as far as I know nobody has printed functional kidneys yet although they mention it here. 

Anyway, it's great to see this happening

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Organs on Demand | The Scientist Magazine®

Organs on Demand | The Scientist Magazine® | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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This article, in The Scientist Magazine, gives a wide perspective on the field of 3D bioprinting. It describes the latest achievements and the challenges in turning experimental bioprinting into medical reality. 

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10 Bioengineered Body Parts That Could Change Medicine

10 Bioengineered Body Parts That Could Change Medicine | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it

When physicians run out of treatment options, they look to a nascent field known as bioengineering for solutions to their patients' ailments. Specialized scientists apply engineering principles to biological systems, opening up the possibility of creating new human tissue, organs, blood and even corneas such as the one shown here. Waiting lists for organ transplants continue to be lengthy so the race to save lives with bioengineered body parts is on. Here’s a look at some of the most notable achievements in recent years.

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Biology Builders exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013

Biology Builders exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013 | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Biology Builders exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013. Find out more about this exhibit here: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2013/exhibit...
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ExplainingTheFuture.com : Bioprinting

ExplainingTheFuture.com : Bioprinting | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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For those of you who are new to this field, a nice and simple overview.

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How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine

How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Printing off a kidney or another human organ may sound like something out of science fiction, but with advancements in 3D printing technology, the idea may not be so far-fetched.
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Bioprinting breast implants with patients’ own cells

Bioprinting breast implants with patients’ own cells | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
Now researchers are developing bioprinting technologies to make tissue reconstruction due to mastectomies safer and more accessible .
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A company, called TeVido is trying to develope breast implants for cancer patients, derived from the patient's own cells. Inventor of the technology and Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of TeVido, Thomas Boland, Ph.D, is the Director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). His patent-pending method of bioprinting involves using a modified HP Deskjet 340 inkjet printer to distribute proteins that are held in a mixture of gelatin and alginate (long carbohydrate molecules) onto a specialized gel.


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Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney | Video on TED.com

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr.
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If you are interested in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and bioprinting...this is definitely a MUST SEE presentation!!

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Doctors want to put 3D printers on the surgeon's table

Doctors want to put 3D printers on the surgeon's table | Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering | Scoop.it
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Soon, 3D printers will become a standart surgical tool, and will allow to print & replace specific bone and cartilage segments duing surgery. This article describes the work of  dr. Lawrence J. Bonasser from Cornell university. He is working to develop a revolutionary new surgical procedure to repair spinal discs with the help of 3D printing.

Although it sounds science fiction, we are almost there...

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