This was posted by BBC today. So what is everyones thought about this article.
I think Kidney is one of the very important organ of the body and developments of such advances maybe of possible benefits in the future to the growing number of patients with kidney problems.
Scientists make 'laboratory-grown' kidney! Watch
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- 15-04-2013 18:08
- 17-04-2013 19:52
Its amazing how far science has come, and this is evidence of that!
Controversy aside, I think it is unbelievable that while this is of course early day, it is on the way to being effective, and could potentially cause dramatic changes for those awaiting transplants in the future.
As said in the article, so many people need transplants and there are so few donors, and this could reduce dependance on less efficient treatment methods such as dialysis making life so much easier for so many.
- 17-04-2013 19:55
- 17-04-2013 20:00
not surprised anymore since the i read about 3d printing being applied to meat/tissue... i assume that may be how they made it.
watched an interesting video about self constructing 3d printing where the things you make construct themselves like their example small scale chair (**** you IKEA ). would be cool if they could apply this to organs etc... self constructing organs...if this were possible, perhaps this could be applied to limbs in general..Last edited by Dmon1Unlimited; 17-04-2013 at 20:06.