Anthony Atala:
Anthony Atala: Menschliche Nieren drucken

TED2011 · 17:24 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Der Chirurg Anthony Atala demonstriert ein Experiment im Frühstadium, das eines Tages das Problem der Organspende lösen könnte: Einen 3D-Drucker, der mit lebenden Zellen eine transplantierbare Niere druckt. Mit ähnlicher Technologie hatte Dr. Atalas junger Patient Luke Massella vor 10 Jahren eine technisch angefertigte Niere erhalten; heute werden wir ihn treffen.

Anthony Atala asks, "Can we grow organs instead of transplanting them?" His lab at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is doing just that — engineering over 30 tissues and whole organs. Full bio
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