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3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

Written by David

April 25, 2019

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction. Organ transplants may be routine nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they’re simple procedures, even if you manage to find a donor despite the chronic shortage that’s sending some doctors scrambling to find robotic replacements for failing organs . Your body will always treat organs from another person as alien invaders and constantly look for a chance to attack them, making lifelong courses of immunosuppressants mandatory to avoid rejection. But that’s not a perfect solution either. Suppressing your body’s natural defenses carries huge risks, opening you up to opportunistic infections and cancers . Yes, this certainly beats dying from organ failure, but it will definitely affect your life expectancy over the long term . You may live, but your […]

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