A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the world’s top afflictions, and 3D printing could offer an on demand solution to end it forever.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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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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New handheld skin printer helps burns victims recover faster and aces trials

New handheld skin printer helps burns victims recover faster and aces trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Serious burns leave scars, but new stem cell technologies and delivery systems could make those injuries a thing of the past.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today, there are all...

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3D Bio-Printing robot prints human tissue within the body to treat internal injuries

3D Bio-Printing robot prints human tissue within the body to treat internal injuries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Surgery shouldn’t always be the only option when it comes to helping treat internal injuries, so now there’s a robot that can heal them for you – from the inside.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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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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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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3D Printing with sound, new tech opens door to printed cosmetics, food, and drugs

3D Printing with sound, new tech opens door to printed cosmetics, food, and drugs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As 3D printing becomes more popular the ability to control the size of droplets opens the door to 3D printing everything from cosmetics and materials, to pharmaceutical drugs.   Harvard University has announced that its researchers have developed a way to print objects using sound....

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Researchers 3D printed a working spinal chord implant in 1.6 seconds

Researchers 3D printed a working spinal chord implant in 1.6 seconds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you break your spine, you’re paralysed, but paralysis is increasingly no longer for life.   3D Bio-Printing, an offshoot of its better known cousin 3D Printing, lets scientists manufacture everything from real bones, cartilage, corneas and kidneys, to hearts, ovaries, skin, and teeth, by laying...

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Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’

Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a micro scale, and that opens up a whole host of new opportunities, from being able to create bespoke synthetic organisms to teleporting life across the universe.   The chance of a...

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3D printed cartilage breakthrough offers millions of suffers new hope

3D printed cartilage breakthrough offers millions of suffers new hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cartilage is unique in that it doesn’t grow back, leaving Arthritis patients, and cancer and injury victims with no option but surgery, now though 3D bioprinting offers them all new hope.   Loosing a part of your body, such as an ear, knee or a...

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The Terminator bought to life, researchers want to put artificial human skin onto robots

The Terminator bought to life, researchers want to put artificial human skin onto robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots with human skin are nothing new, at least in sci-fi terms, but we now have the technology and a reason to make it happen…   This week researchers Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr from the University of Oxford announced that they believe robots dressed...

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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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New micro-rocket will one day travel round your body fighting disease

New micro-rocket will one day travel round your body fighting disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Miniaturised rockets that can travel around your body at will, tracking and tackling disease, repairing tissue and looking for the early signs of cancer would usher in a healthcare revolution.   In the 1980’s one of the decade’s most popular films was one called “Innerspace” where...

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Soldiers digital twins let US Army 3D print replacement body parts in battle

Soldiers digital twins let US Army 3D print replacement body parts in battle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Thousands of soldiers are injured in battle every year, now the US Army is scanning, digitising and creating digital twins of its soldiers that will let field medics 3D print new body parts in the field that could save their lives.   The US military...

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Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

Scientists win €3 million in funding to 3D print a living human brain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The brain is, arguably, one of the last great mysteries left for mankind to unravel but doing so needs a combination of approaches, ranging from computer simulations to direct manipulation and observation.   The Meso-Brain consortium, which is run out of Aston University in the UK, has...

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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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3D printed ovaries help infertile mice give birth

3D printed ovaries help infertile mice give birth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing could give infertile couples new hope.   Northwestern University scientists have created a prosthetic ovary using a 3D printer – an implant that allowed mice that had their ovaries surgically removed to bear live young and the results will be presented at the Endocrine Society’s...

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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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