Like other organs, eyes sometimes need to be replaced with a transplant, and that transplant comes from a person who agreed to donate their organs upon their death. In the future, it might be a lot easier to acquire an eye transplant thanks to 3D printing. University of Cambridge researchers published a paper today detailing how they used an ink printer to print multiple types of rat eye cells; the first time anyone has been able to keep eye cells healthy and at the right consistency to flow out of a nozzle. It’s a first step toward being able to 3D print an artificial eye for a human.

  1. Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
    I want some nu cells only I if I get to keep my original color!

  2. FuqinKewl ok 2 say that right? !

  3. Show me an eye transplant and I’ll sign right up, along with millions of other (legally) blind folks. Maybe research your stuff a little better before composing your lead-in?


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