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3D printing heart cells from stem cells

3D printing heart cells from stem cells

Scientists have shown that 3D printing can be used to control stem cell differentiation into embryoid bodies that replicate heart cells.

Scientists 3D print a working heart pump

Scientists 3D print a working heart pump

Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale heart pump with real human cells in the lab.

Microneedle patch delivers stem cells into tissue

Microneedle patch delivers stem cells into tissue

Researchers have developed a microneedle patch to deliver mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the skin.

Producing human tissue in space

Producing human tissue in space

The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station to explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness.

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

Portable 3D skin printer for wound healing

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Bioprinting complex living tissue in seconds

Researchers have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex shapes in stem-cell-laden hydrogels and then vascularizing the resulting tissue.