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Functional "Mini-liver" Created by 3D Bioprinting

Publicado em 18 dezembro 2019
Original story by Maria Fernanda Ziegler, Agência FAPESP Using human blood cells, Brazilian researchers have succeeded in obtaining hepatic organoids (“mini-livers”) that perform all of the liver’s typical functions, such as producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile, among many others. The innovation permits the production of hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and may in the future become an alternative to organ transplantation. The [...]