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3D Printed Body Parts Are Almost Here!

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Published on May 7, 2014

3D printing has come a long way in the past few years. These printers are able to make houses, foods, and even body parts! Tara breaks down some of the recent mindblowing developments in 3D printing, including how we're starting to print human organs!

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3D-printed skull implanted in patient
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"The patient who received the new skull suffers from a condition that thickens the bone structure, particularly that of the skull."

Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body
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"The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine."

Replacement Organs and Tissues
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"There is a critical shortage of organs for transplantation, with more than 60,000 people on the nationwide waiting list."

Printing Skin Cells on Burn Wounds
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"Skin is the body's largest organ. Loss of the skin barrier results in fluid and heat loss and the risk of infection."

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