Monthly Archives: June 2011

Anthony Atala on growing new organs

Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue.

Anthony Atala :Printing a human kidney

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atalaâ's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage

Prof. Paolo Macchiarini used Stem Cells to Grow Windpipes

Dott. Macchiarini shows that is possible to regrow a trachea .    

Professor Doris Taylor:” I think we’re years away and not decades away. It is not unreasonable to imagine within the next four or five years we’ll have some organs we can transplant”

  Ellen Fanning has just had the most amazing experience, a glimpse of the future. Ellen saw a living, beating heart built from scratch in a laboratory.It’s a major breakthrough, a vital step toward custom-made human body parts for transplants.Say you had a serious heart or kidney disease, there’d be no more waiting months, maybeContinue Reading

Skin-cell spray gun drastically cuts healing time for burns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y5H9Sasq5U&feature=player_embedded

‘Printing out’ new ears and skin

Three-dimensional printing is a technique for making solid objects with devices not unlike a computer printer, building up line by line, and then vertically layer by layer. printing out new ears and skin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12507034

Skin cells ‘turned into neurons’ by US scientists

  A Californian team say they have managed to convert human skin cells directly into functioning brain cells.The scientists manipulated the process by which DNA is transcribed within foetal skin cells to create cells which behaved like neurons. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13567321

New Centre to drive Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

A network of Canadian scientists, entrepreneurs and industry partners will launch a new centre on June 14th aimed at translating regenerative medicine science into marketable products that will revolutionize medicine. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43383226 http://www.ccrm.ca/

New Techniques for Engineering Human Tissue Regeneration

If pending clinical trials prove successful, a new discovery published in The FASEB Journal could represent a major scientific leap toward human tissue regeneration and engineering. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110512161932.htm