DiscussCan we use 3D printing to make body parts?

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Scientists have announced a revolution in 3D printing. Rather than building things up layer by layer, which is the traditional approach, University of Florida scientist Tommy Angelini prints things inside a gel material using a hollow needle. The gel contains tiny particles that mean it moves easily when pushed by the needle but otherwise remains as a solid, supporting whatever has been printed inside it. Right now it reproducibly prints tumours for testing anti-cancer drugs. Long term, entire human organs look likely, as he explains to Chris Smith...
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« Last Edit: 27/09/2016 18:00:22 by _system »