The Chinese have learned to "print" the kidneys on a 3D printer


Two years ago, Professor Anthony Atala announced that human organs can be "printed" on a special kind of 3D printers. Since then, this statement has become a fact, and on Habré several times there was news that the organs really print (for example, ears, and a little changed). Of course, noses and ears are not the most complex organs in the human body, and you can live without ear / hearing, but you cannot live without kidneys. And so, a team of Chinese experts showed that now there is the opportunity to create living human kidneys.

Earlier, the same Anthony Atala showed how to "print" the kidneys, but they were not alive, that is, they did not function. And Chinese experts have come close to the possibility of creating functional human organs. There are problems, of course. The main problem is that artificial kidneys can work for no more than four months, and this, of course, is a big problem.

But, as they say, “Moscow was not built right away,” and the creation of human organs is far from the easiest process. It may well be that after working on their project, the Chinese (or someone else) will still be able to create kidneys and other organs that are no less functional and viable than those that nature creates. In any case, the beginning has been made, so the work continues.

The following shows the process of creating a kidney + there is an explanation of this process, in English.

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