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Scientists use 3D printing
to help grow an ear

Associated Press, by Lauran Neergaard

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/21/2013 10:03:31 PM

Printing out body parts? Cornell University researchers showed it´s possible by creating a replacement ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cells. The work reported this week is a first step toward one day growing customised new ears for children born with malformed ones, or people who lose one to accident or disease. It´s part of the hot field of tissue regeneration, trying to regrow all kinds of body parts. Scientists hope using 3D printing technology might offer a speedier method with more lifelike results.(Snip)This first-step work crafted a human-shaped ear that grew with cartilage from a cow,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 2/21/2013 10:16:46 PM     (No. 9189922)

What?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/21/2013 10:37:01 PM     (No. 9189934)

This 3D printer technology is a new realm that has great potential - if government doesn´t screw that up too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tigergirl, 2/21/2013 10:40:25 PM     (No. 9189938)

3D printing is amazing. It will be more amazing if it stays in the right hands.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/21/2013 10:42:26 PM     (No. 9189942)

So glad I can count on Ldotters to keep it clean!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/21/2013 10:43:21 PM     (No. 9189944)

Re #1, a read of the article, which describes the process in some detail (that laypersons should be able to understand), may answer that question.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/21/2013 11:00:35 PM     (No. 9189957)

I wonder if the gop could use it to grow a pair.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 2/22/2013 12:00:27 AM     (No. 9190004)

Higher resolution 3D printers are dropping in price and will, perhaps, spawn new cottage industries. Metal "printing" is on the horizon.

Search for information and videos on the test firing of new 3D printed, high-capacity, AR magazine. The project and resulting magazine is named "Cuomo" after New York State’s gun-control supporting governor Andrew Cuomo. The project, like the technology, is in it´s infancy. One of the stated goals is to make available a Wiki Weapon — a fully downloadable and printable gun.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/22/2013 5:29:06 AM     (No. 9190151)

At least they´ve moved from lab rats to cows in their experiments.I don´t get the use of printers to the biological aspects in these tests.They´re two entirely different animals.

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