Researchers create 3D print of heart using harvested human tissue


Researchers at Tel Aviv University today unveiled a world’s first – a 3D print of a heart constructed from harvested human tissue and vessels. This technology, although in its formative stages, could potentially one day provide relief for patients whose lives are determined by the fickle whims of organ transplant lists. The organ produced in Tel Aviv isn’t viable for donation. According to the AFP, it’s roughly the size of a rabbit’s heart. It’s tiny, looking more like an overcooked kidney bean than anything else. And yet, it represents an important breakthrough for medical science. VIDEO: Scientists in Israel unveil…

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