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Could 3D Organ Printing Be a Cure for the Incurable?

A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3-D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. They are trying to "grow" a functioning three-dimensional model of a pancreas and creating new cells that produce insulin. By creating this new printing technology, researchers can arrange the cells in a way that resembles the conditions of real human organs. Before a 3D model of a pancreas or any other part of the anatomy can be created, the printed organ must be alive and scientists are still looking for ways to produce pure islet cells. — Binghamton University, State University of New York, July 2015