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Topic: Artificial organs

Researchers Create Artificial Womb That Can Help Premature Babies: What Are The Ethical Implications?

Aspiring to one day help premature babies, researchers developed an artificial womb that perfectly mimics the uterus. Fellow scientists welcome the successfully tested device but wonder about its potential ethical concerns.

Biotech April 26, 2017

Artificial Womb That Grows Tiny Lambs To Maturity Could Soon Help Premature Babies

Artificial womb that can sustain tiny lambs offers new hope for premature babies. The new device perfectly mimics the conditions inside the uterus.

Biotech April 26, 2017

Organ-On-A-Chip: Scientists Recreate Menstrual Cycle In 3D To Aid In Drug Testing

Researchers developed a 3D model of the female reproductive system using organ-on-a-chip technology. The device called EVATAR replicates the complete menstrual cycle and has managed to even produce hormones and release an egg.

Biotech March 29, 2017

Stem Cell Research: How Scientists Grew Stomach Tissue In A Lab

Researchers have successfully developed a tissue-engineered human stomach in a laboratory using stem cells. The resulting organ can be used to understand various diseases in the digestive system, as well as develop better treatment for them.

Biotech January 6, 2017

Functional Human Liver Developed From Stem, Progenitor Cells

Stem cell therapy remains in a gray area but researchers are making headway in showing what it is capable of. In the future, human donors may even become obsolete as more organs are generated from stem cells.

Biotech September 1, 2016

History-Making Procedure Gives Cancer Patient 3D-Printed Titanium Vertebrae

An Australian neurosurgeon conducted a historical operation: the surgical removal of malignant vertebrae with a subsequent transplant of a 3D-printed titanium replacement. The procedure is the first of its kind and can lead to new treatments for cancer patients.

LIFE February 23, 2016

Microchip Used In World's First Implantable Artificial Kidney

A team of scientists created the world's first artificial kidney that can be implanted and powered by the patient's own heart. Using a microchip called the "silicon nanotechnology," the bio-hybrid device mimics a real kidney and can keep patients off dialysis.

LIFE February 17, 2016

Experts 3D Print Liver-Like Tissues Fit For Drug Testing And Disease Modelling

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new liver tissue model that is capable of recreating the structure and functions of a real liver. The technology provides pharma companies with the means to reduce the time and money needed to produce new drugs.

LIFE February 10, 2016

Cotton Candy Machine Inspires Method For Making Life-Sized Artificial Organs

Researchers took inspiration from a conventional cotton candy machine to create highly complex, microscale channels of artificial capillaries. Instead of spinning sugar, they spun fine threads of polymer that are capable of keeping cells alive and functional for more than a week.

LIFE February 9, 2016

Bionic pancreas may help Type 1 diabetics

Type 1 diabetes could soon be controlled by a bionic pancreas users keep in their pocket, and operate with a smartphone.

LIFE June 17, 2014

Are Americans technophobes? They fear drones, robots and Google Glass, Pew report suggests

A new survey shows Americans both love - and fear - technology. What possible futures scare Americans the most?

Wearable Tech April 19, 2014

Artificial vagina, nasal cartilage grown in lab, implanted in patients: What next?

Artificial organs, grown from a patient's own cells, may herald a new age in medicine. The latest creations are nasal cavities and vaginas.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2014

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