TED addicts and loyal followers of the science fiction-turned-fact world of regenerative medicine are all abuzz about the latest lecture by Dr Anthony Atala, Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He "printed" a human kidney live on stage! Well, only if you believe everything you read in the newspaper and on Twitter. He actually printed a simple but exquisite 3D mold, and all week long we've been sending readers to the media correction posted on the Wake Forest website.
We're none the less thrilled about the promise of this emerging technology. And we're especially delighted there's a promising new application in chronic wounds, thermal burns, and skin grafts and flaps. Atala briefly explains around the 8:00 minute mark on the video below.
Surely medicine stands at the brink of a bold new era.
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