3D bio printing human body parts

Japanese scientists from University of Tokyo Hospital has worked their way to develop an amazing technique in customisation of body parts via 3D printing technology. With 3D bio-printer, it is expected that cells can be “printed” in the way mimicking the native cells arrangements within organs. If successful, this discovery will fully eliminate the need for organ transplantation in current …

regenerate the human body

Can we really regenerate the human body from head to toe?

As news hits the stand that next May will see the ‘world’s first 3D-bioprinted organ transplantation’ take place with a thyroid gland, we take a look at a selection of other regeneration projects from across the globe that are working towards regenerating parts of the human body ahead of the tissue engineering and organ regeneration track at the World Stem …

The impact of 3D printed organs on the future of regenerative medicine

I recently read an interesting article in The Economist on regulations surrounding lung transplants; in particular on the issue of children receiving adult lungs. The FDA normally requires children to only receive organs from other children, but these are not as readily available as adult organs. In recent years, besides the development of artificial lungs, there has been a lot …