Mimicking Organic Tissues With 3D Printing

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For the first time, scientists have printed structures that mimic the texture, consistency and certain properties of biological tissue. The manmade "tissues" are nothing more than water droplets encased in oil, stacked atop one another, but the scientists were able to construct stable structures that held their form for weeks, structures that conducted electricity and even structures that folded similarly to how muscle cells do.

3D Printing Stem Cells

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3D Printing Stem Cells
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A team at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland has developed a method for 3D-printing clusters of human embryonic stem cells in a variety of sizes.