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Kidney Printer

March 8th, 2011 03:43 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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smitty777 writes “Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine demonstrated his technique for printing a new kidney. The early stage technology involves scanning the patient’s current organ, and actually printing the organ directly into the patient. He refutes reported claims that it’s just a kidney shaped mold, as reported by some. While still in the early stages, it does hold promise that we will be able to use this technology for actual transplants in the future.”

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