Posts Tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

Printing a Human Kidney

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-17-2011

Dr. Anthony Atala is a surgeon and the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. His lab was the first to engineer a lab-grown organ to be used in human transplantation.

In this TED talk given earlier this month< Dr. Atala talks about an experimental fabrication technology that can "print" human tissue on demand.

Regenerating body parts one limb at a time

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-08-2011

If an injured salamander can grow a new limb, why can?t a human? Maybe they can, say researchers at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Starting with cells from patients bodies, scientists at this Wake Forest University facility have grown 22 different types of tissues and organs. Lives are being saved and more amazing successes are on the way.

The science fiction of yesterday happens to be a lot of the medicine of today, says Anthony Atala, MD the Institutes co-director. It is the imagination that allows us to seek these solutions that someday in the future become a reality.

Shout out to GrrlScientist for pointing out this video. Great find!