transplantation

Transparent human organs allow 3D maps at the cellular level

Transparent human organs allow 3D maps at the cellular level

For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could revealed underlying complex structures of the see-through organs at the cellular level.

Robotic transplants safe for obese kidney disease patients

Robotic transplants safe for obese kidney disease patients

Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients.

World’s first robotic single-port kidney transplant

World’s first robotic single-port kidney transplant

A robotic single-port kidney transplant, which enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision.

A swifter way towards 3D printed organs

A swifter way towards 3D printed organs

A new technique called SWIFT (sacrificial writing into functional tissue) allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.

One step closer to bioprinting the human heart

One step closer to bioprinting the human heart

Researchers have developed a technique to 3D bioprint collagen, allowing them to fabricate fully functional components of the human heart.

A revolution in regenerative medicine

A revolution in regenerative medicine

3D printing: Researchers from across disciplines are developing new approaches and new materials for creating soft tissues.