3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we will be able to 3d print human hearts and organs with embedded electronics that can monitor them and fix them when things go wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Four years ago we could “only” 3D print human heart tissue, now we have a working mini human heart, and by the end of this decade we could have a full sized version that could be transplanted into the first brave patients.   Love the...

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Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print human organs for transplant is game changing, being able to 3D print them directly into patients is sci-fi realised.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far in the past few years I’ve talked...

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Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing human organs on demand is one thing, but now 3D printed tumours can help researchers develop better cancer cures faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far we’ve 3D printed everything from buildings, cars, and...

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An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Creative Machines get better at designing and innovating products one day they’ll outperform humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past number of years I’ve been taking about the rise of so called Creative Machines,...

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Researchers 3D print human corneas in world first

Researchers 3D print human corneas in world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tens of millions of people a year go blind because of a lack of donor corneas, this work will, literally, give them a new outlook on life.   There are so many parts of the human body now that can be 3D printed that it’s...

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New hydrogel that mimics cartilage could transform knee surgeries

New hydrogel that mimics cartilage could transform knee surgeries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogels are proving to be an amazingly versatile material, and in this case they could help revolutionise how surgeons treat knee conditions and injuries.   A new cartilage-like hydrogel material could make the job of repairing knees much easier, say a team of scientists in...

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Scientists have 3D printed functioning artificial human skin

Scientists have 3D printed functioning artificial human skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to print artificial human skin, on demand will change the lives of burns victims and reduce the need for animal testing.   A few months after Stanford University announced it had created the world’s first artificial skin substitute, now researchers in Spain have...

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Researchers 3D print body parts that work like the real thing

Researchers 3D print body parts that work like the real thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to 3D print body parts, or parts of bodies, on demand changes the long term health and survivability prospects for every person on the planet. It will let us all live healthier, longer lives and is nothing less than revolutionary.   Using 3D...

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Scientists discover a way to 3D print bone on the fly

Scientists discover a way to 3D print bone on the fly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Doctors will be able to treat people with broken, or missing bones faster than ever before.   If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic bone”...

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Scientists travel to the edge of space to 3D print a heart

Scientists travel to the edge of space to 3D print a heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D bioprinting has long held the promise of ending organ donation lists, now there’s an end in sight.   A team of scientists working for the NASA and SpaceX contractor Techshot have become the first people in history to successfully 3D print a heart structure in zero gravity using human...

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