Israeli Scientists Print World’s First 3-D Heart

Made of human patient's tissues, this technology could obviate organ donations in the foreseeable future

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The future is here, and it’s alive and beating. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have printed the world’s first 3-D heart complete with blood vessels using personalized “ink” made of collagen, a protein that supports the cell structures, and other biological molecules. 

The extraordinary breakthrough was reported Monday by lead scientists Prof. Tal Dvir, Dr. Assaf Shapira of TAU’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Nadav Noor, his doctoral student, in Advanced Science

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