OK, now things are really becoming very sci-fi. Synthetic tissue, via a 3D-printer, this is VERY impressive!

rt.com wrote: "Researches have built a new type of 3D printer that creates tissue-like material that could revolutionize medicine. The artificial material produces the properties of living tissues and could potentially replace them in the future."

huffingtonpost.com wrote: "The scientists developed a 3D printer that squeezes out tiny water droplets into a drop of oil, creating miniature spheres with a lipid bilayer that mimics the membranes of living cells. They deposited these droplets in layers to create a material that can bend like muscle or communicate like neurons, as reported today (April 4) in the journal Science." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/05/3d-printed-cells-tissue-human_n_3021600.html

cbsnews.com wrote: "The hope is that this new technology will help to be a building block for delivering drugs to where they are needed in the body or replacing damaged human tissues. Using these synthetic cells will eliminate many problems associated with other tissue replacements as they are completely artificial so they do not replicate on their own, and do not need stem cells." http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57578128/watch-scientists-produce-synthetic-tissues-with-3d-printer/

dailymail.co.uk wrote: "Despite the droplets being around five times larger than normal living cells, researchers believe there is no reason why they could not be made smaller." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2304127/3D-printing-breakthrough-revolutionise-medicine-Researchers-reveal-new-way-create-human-tissue.html

#regenerativemedicine   #3dprinting

See also: http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2013/130405.html
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