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3D printing stem cells directly onto injured spines to heal them

Credit: nlm.nih.gov

Credit: nlm.nih.gov

A doctor who pioneered 3D printing nearly perfect ears says 3D printing stem cells directly into injured spines would allow them to self-repair. He’s already  successfully done it with mice.

Scientists at Cornell University, led by Dr. Lawrence J. Bonasser, are pioneering a spinal surgery that sounds like something straight out of science fiction. Utilizing 3D printing techniques loaded with stem cell-infused bio-ink, they aim to repair the degenerative spinal discs of 30 million ailing Americans

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