3-D printing of Thanksgiving and Christmas pumpkins and snowmen has taught me new skills. Some of the objects are complex, especially the ornaments. Notice the tip of the red one. The gold bell has a working clapper inside. The big …

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It is widely believed the human body has approximately 100 organs. However, there is no universally standard definition of what constitutes an organ. Generally speaking, an organ is a collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a …

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iPS-derived cardiomyocytes Fifty-three years ago, the first human heart transplant took place at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The daring surgery was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. The world’s media covered the progress of the patient, Mr. …

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A number of articles appear here about regenerative medicine. The reason I think the topic is so important is 115,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. Twenty-two people die each day …

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