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Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

Plant-based gel fast-tracks 'mini-organs' growth

The world’s first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel supports organoid growth and helps reduce the costs of studies into cancer and COVID-19.

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Researchers have used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose.

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Microrobot flips through a live colon

Scientists at Purdue University have developed tiny robots that can walk through the colon to deliver drugs precisely where needed.

Silk improves bioink for artificial organs

Silk improves bioink for artificial organs

Researchers mechanically reprocess silk into a biologically compatible component of bioinks that improves the structural fidelity of 3D-printed hydrogels containing cells for use in drug development and regrowing lost or damaged body

The heat is on for building 3D artificial organ tissues

The heat is on for building 3D artificial organ tissues

Radiator-like fluid systems adjust the genetic wiring inside human liver cells in preliminary work toward artificial organ-tissue engineering.

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