US researchers just grew a beating mini human heart in a dish

US researchers just grew a beating mini human heart in a dish

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand being able to grow new human organs on demand will help alleviate transplant issues, on the other it will help accelerate the development and testing of new drugs and treatments.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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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 successfully grow mini human livers from stem cells for first time

Researchers successfully grow mini human livers from stem cells for first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who are in need of organ transplants often have to wait for someone else to pass away, this latest breakthrough would mean breaking that cycle.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you ever wanted to grow...

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World first as scientists link biological and artificial neurons together in a network

World first as scientists link biological and artificial neurons together in a network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As digital computing platforms become more advanced and our ability to embed technology into humans improves the next step is to link them both together.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of years there...

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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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4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

4D Bio-Printing emerges to help scientists print better human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D Printing human organs has its problems so scientists created a 4D Bio-Printing technology to solve them and pave the way for better printed, on demand, human organs that grow with their hosts.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of situations where we want to test things, such as food and water, to see if they’re safe without actually tasting them ourselves, and now you can.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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A lab grown brain just spontaneously started producing its own brain waves

A lab grown brain just spontaneously started producing its own brain waves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While we are becoming increasingly adept at growing brains, we still don’t know much about them.   Researchers are doing a lot with brains – whether it’s growing them in jars, or even 3D printing them, but now a team of neuroscientists from the University...

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Human mini brains grown in a lab integrated with live mice brains

Human mini brains grown in a lab integrated with live mice brains

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to re-code and “improve” on nature improves so too will our ability to produce new human organs in new ways.   The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts,” whether they’re 3D printed on demand, grown on demand...

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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 have grown a brain in a jar

Scientists have grown a brain in a jar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once the stuff of science fiction movies scientists have managed to grow a (small) brain in a jar.   Scientists in Singapore have successfully grown functioning midbrain tissue – a feat that may bring researchers a step closer to finding a cure for brain diseases...

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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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