Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney [TED Talk]

With links to stem cells, genetic engineering and biotechnology, homeostasis and the kidney, the current science outlined in this TED Talk by Anthony Atala is amazing. It includes a demonstration of a real kidney being printed and a student who has an engineered bladder and now lives a normal life. Wow.

With huge numbers of people waiting for kidney transplants, is this the future of transplant medicine?

Thinking of kidneys, the Guardian has a link to an AP article: Mystery illness kills thousands in South America.

About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on February 12, 2012, in 02 Cells, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Human Health & Physiology (Core & AHL), Stem Cells, TED talks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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