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Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

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posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 03:53 PM
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Artificial corneas will still require actual cornea donations, but they’ll be able to make each cornea donation go a lot farther. Instead of replacing one damaged cornea with a healthy one, scientists would be able to grow enough cells from one donated cornea to print 50 artificial ones.


www.popularmechanics.com...

Exciting stuff in the area of transplants.

It seems like soon enough we will have a way to mass produce organs.


3dprintingindustry.com...
food for thought

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posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:01 PM
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Sorry OP. already posted w/same source paper.

Sci & Tech - 3D printed human cornea. proof of concept.



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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Well, print me out and call me The Artist Formerly Known as Prints, this is incredible!!
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posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

no need for srry

this is great news no matter the source!



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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Why when back alley donations are free in China?



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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Amazing that they can do this, but they can’t put a ziplock bag in a cereal box.



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

what's up with the box anyhow?

is there some point to covering a package inside a box?



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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Can I get one with night and x-ray vision included?



posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
Well, print me out and call me The Artist Formerly Known as Prints, this is incredible!!


The news of the 3D printing of a human cornea is credible.

But your post was incredibly punny.




posted on Jun, 12 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: howtonhawky


is there some point to covering a package inside a box?


My exposure to Beavis and Butt-Head in the 1980's has me thinking about the lascivious meaning of using package and box in the same sentence.

-dex



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:36 AM
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pfff ... in canada they printout eyebrows.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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I'll take mine with the optional night vision package and the 200x enhanced zoom features.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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I would still have rejected it .
Would need to be from my own cells .
ten years agaio I got a knife in my right eye and had a scar afterwards but could see ( Bug vision )
anyway they did the transplant BIG mistake rejected the cornea spent the next 9 months my eye slowly disingrating in my head Night of the living dead kind of thing .
Birth HU the worst is a few days of pain try giving birth for 9 months straight then we can talk what pain is .

Anyway they ended up taking out the eye so now lak one eye .

Good thing my other eye works ok ( not great but ok ) now have glaucoma as well so when the eye swells every thing not only goes out of focas and i get pain but a weird wavy effect and blind spots show up .
Luckly its easy to manage But slowly getting worse .
Now my good eye is getting bent all out of shape over it lol



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: howtonhawky


is there some point to covering a package inside a box?


My exposure to Beavis and Butt-Head in the 1980's has me thinking about the lascivious meaning of using package and box in the same sentence.

-dex

lol
lascivious
lol
lol
lol
you said lascivious
lol
lol



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Amazing that they can do this, but they can’t put a ziplock bag in a cereal box.


Nice.

My standard go to is "How can they grown new freaking eyeballs and I can't grow hair on my head that used to be here??"



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: jjkenobi

try rogaine




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