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7 Cool Uses of 3D Printing in Medicine

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Printers that spit out three-dimensional human cells and even organs, including the heart and liver, may seem like science fiction.

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Kit B (276)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:30 am
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Printing organs?

Printers that spit out three-dimensional human cells and even organs, including the heart and liver, may seem like science fiction. But real scientists are taking real cracks at such a reality. Here are seven cool uses of such printing that could revolutionize medicine.

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jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday July 22, 2013, 10:13 am
thanks for posting Kit.
Tjis is very interesting.

Nikki J (15)
Monday July 22, 2013, 3:08 pm
Mmm interesting .... could be scary next it will be newborn babies coming out of a 3D printer?!

Hope not, the traditional, natural way to give birth is quite exciting with all the hope it brings! As it has done to the world tonight, especially Britain and it's Commonwealth. Good luck to Kate & William as they embark on parenthood tonight.


Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:09 pm
Noted. Science & technology are moving along so quickly now; it seems faster than ever before. We must remember that there are always two sides to a coin, though. Ethical questions will arise, and we should make sure that, as a civilization, we respond with some temperance. Just because we can do it, doesn't always mean we should.....

Eternal G (745)
Monday July 22, 2013, 4:42 pm
I'm in total awe of this! Utterly amazing!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:32 am

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:34 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 1:37 pm
how about 3d printed assault rifles?

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 4:28 pm

marie C (163)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
Thanks Kit

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:05 am
Wow. Noted. WOW...

Lona G (80)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted. At first glance the skin or organs seemed to be printed out of thin air, or some biological material, but to obtain a living organ they have to start out with living cells, stem cells , usually. So scientists are not playing god (yet), but multiplying cells in a very ordered way.

Evelyn M (38)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:23 pm
I love modern medical ways. It's stuff like this that has saved many people. We've come a long way. It's exciting, scary, curious, and fascinating all at the same time. I especially liked the part that said it may help with studying diseases. We have so much disease that may some day be cured due to something like this. Onward and upward....the learning continues.

Melania P (122)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:51 pm
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