Breathing life into artificial organs

 作者:麦谪接     |      日期:2019-03-02 09:07:01
By Celeste Biever Jeff Borenstein holds up a piece of semi-transparent rubber, about half the size of a credit card. If all goes to plan this unassuming piece of rubber could become the building block for the first 3D artificial organs. Stacks of these bendy, biodegradable flaps are fused together to form structures snaked through with a network of interconnecting channels. When pumped with a solution of cells, nutrients and oxygen, these channels spring into life, forming a system of blood vessels and tissue that might one day be the basis of an artificial heart, kidney or liver. Borenstein,