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David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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11/30/2015 | 10:53:12 PM
Re: The future is amazing
@michelle- I suppose the best part of tht is that you can easily print another one.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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11/30/2015 | 10:03:17 PM
Re: The future is amazing
@David that's quite a thought -- reprinting organs. I wonder what would happen if an organ didn't quite work and the patient needs another. Interesting and scary.
LonnieS443
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11/6/2015 | 5:19:02 PM
Re: The future is amazing
The interesting thing is the idea that different types of cells can be added like cartridges of color so that structural and supportive tissues such as epithelial, collagen, fibroid can be built along with an organ.  Perhaps printing vascualarized and ennervated organs including lungs, liver pancreas.  I would love to see the proof of concept for the next phase of this.  It is sucn an improvement over cloning which would require the developmental and growth period of the targeted organ.
danielcawrey
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11/2/2015 | 10:04:26 PM
Re: The future is amazing
This is a very cool application for 3D printing technology. It is probably going to save tons of lives in the future. Most of us have had friends of familiy members with organ issues that a transplant could fix. Problem is, a myriad of factors limit many people from getting transplants due to organ scarcity. 

Soon, that may no longer be a problem thanks to 3D printing of body organs. 
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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11/2/2015 | 1:56:34 PM
Re: The future is amazing
@michelle- I think that would be the ultimate plan. Eventually, I suspect we'd be trying to personalize this to a person's chemical makeup and basically we'd be "reprinting" their organs. I suspect the first step however is to simply make the organs viable and functional. 
Michelle
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Michelle,
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11/2/2015 | 1:51:34 PM
The future is amazing
This is so amazing! I wonder if the new technique would help lessen tissue rejection problems seen with person to person transplants.


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