Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The future of transplantation

>The future of

'Printing' the organs with a
new technology in a few
years will disqualify the need
for donor organs, and
researchers hope that the
Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Long
Beach American introduced a
technology that successfully
'created' organs.

"It's like making a cake," said
Anthony Atala of Wake
Forest Institute for
Regenerative Medicine. A 3D
image of the authority that
needs to be replaced is developed with a scanner.
Then, using the sampling of
tissue begins the process of
'printing' organs. Printer then
forms a layer by layer
building up the whole organ.

Proof that this technology
works successfully is the case
of Luke Massee, a boy born
with the disorder and his
canceled kidneys. Massel was
chosen because of his status to be among the first ones in
history to receive a 'printed'
kidneys, which it is embedded
in the preliminary
investigation started 10 years

The case of this boy shows
how it is possible to
successfully 'make' kidneys,
which is especially important
due to the fact that the most
organ transplants are doing just that specific organ
transplantation. 'We are in a
situation that is alarming.
Science has enabled us
substantially longer life. While
we age, our organs often do not last long enough

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