applied science

Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds

I was just reading this article and these words struck me:

an that takes just a few seconds to sculpt complex shapes in a biocompatible hydrogel containing stem . The resulting tissue can then be vascularized by adding endothelial cells.

Not only can they render complex 3D structures that becomes living tissue they can vascularize it as well.

Could they also do the same for a lymphatic system?

How are they coaxing the Stem cells to become the tissue types they want?

But the real reason I was given to pause was the young me from the 1950s inside that had it’s little mind blown by that statement. So much has changed in my lifetime. So much science fiction becoming realized.

By xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29)
Now I mostly use them.
Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can.
And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.

One reply on “Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds”

We are getting so much closer to the day when those in need of an organ transplant will get one made of their own cells, with no anti-rejections drugs ever needed. That would put me out of a job, but I would be okay with that.

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