Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are the first to grow genetically modified miniature human livers in the laboratory, to emulate human liver disease progression and test therapeutics.
An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are grown in a petri dish.
A research group from Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that produces saliva like normal glands.
The achievement opens up the possibility of using similarly bioengineered lungs for humans in need of a lung transplant.
An implantable bioartificial kidney may be ready for human trials by the end of the year, according to a recent update from the researchers.
Right now, there are 4,186 people waiting for a heart transplant in the U.S., but with a huge donor shortage not all of these patients are likely to survive.
Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that's strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, and cartilage structures, as well as a stunningly accurate human ear.
This delicate, glowing flower could one day save your life. It’s the latest example of “4D printing” – 3D printed objects that change their shape over time – and it can move in a way that mimics natural processes. Similar materials could find a use in creating replacement organs in our bodies.