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Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants

A close-up of tiny bioink droplets used to print organs shows live cells inside.Credit: American Chemical Society
Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them.
In the ACS journal Langmuir, scientists are reporting new understanding about the dynamics of 3-D bioprinting that takes them a step closer to

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