Israeli Scientists Successfully Print Human Heart
The Fellowship | April 16, 2019
Scientists at Tel Aviv University are one step closer towards printing 3D organs. Arutz Sheva reports that they successfully printed a heart with cells and blood vessels:
Journalists were shown a 3D print of a heart about the size of a cherry at Tel Aviv University on Monday as the researchers announced their findings, published in the journal Advanced Science.
Researchers must now teach the printed hearts “to behave” like real ones. Then they plan to transplant them into animal models, said Dvir.
“Maybe, in 10 years, there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely,” he said.