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Bio-Printing Technology May Bring New Organ That Generates Electricity Inside The Body

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As 3D printing technology matures, scientists can foresee the day when we simply “bio-print” replacement human organs — putting an end to transplant waiting lists. But science may push the technology even farther, says Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat, co-director of the University of Iowa’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group.

Ozbolat told HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that while current research is focusing on replacing failed organs, he’s also interested in the prospect of developing a “brand new organ” that doesn’t exist in nature but which could be transplanted to “enhance the functionality of the human body”…

Read more here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/09/bioprinting-new-organ-electricity-video_n_5473949.html

This entry was published on June 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm. It’s filed under Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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