This is a huge breakthrough!
Scientists have just made a HUGE breakthrough. Tel Aviv University researchers “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularized engineered heart using a patient’s own cells and biological materials.
“This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers,”
-Professor Tal Dvir
With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the US among both women, and men, this is a really big deal. You see, heart transplants are the only treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure, but as you can imagine, hearts to use as transplants aren’t easy to come across.
While the 3D printed heart is small right now( the size of a rabbit’s heart), in the next decade the technology will surely increase.
Check out the crazy video: