organ transplants

3D printing human tissue

3D printers have become very popular for home and industrial use, but can you imagine them printing human organs? This leap in medical technology may not be far off, thanks to biomedical engineers at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

SciTech Now Episode 310

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists are discovering ways to use 3D printed tissue in organ transplants; Joey Stein has invented a device to communicate with fireflies; Professor of Philosophy Shannon Vallor discusses the ethical issues behind driverless cars; and how officials, scientists, and politicians are working together to fight the Zika virus in […]