If You Can't Get an Organ, an Organoid Might Do

The line waiting for organ donors is 112,381 people long and growing, and 18 people daily die waiting. To help patients survive the interim, scientists are working on "organoinds"—mini organs that would temporarily operate outside the body. » 10/19/11 6:20pm 10/19/11 6:20pm

Robotic Hand May Be Tiny, Has Strong Grip

Scientists have developed a pair of robotic hands that are both strong and sensitive. The tweezers can guide themselves to pick up and move individual cells without damaging them, and have a grip that can be as slight as 20 nanoNewtons of force. In fact, so advanced are the little grippers, that they can be hitched up… » 4/17/08 12:00pm 4/17/08 12:00pm

Print New Organs With Bioink

Our donut and fizzy sugar water consumption aside, we're working hard on keeping our arteries from clogging these days, but we must admit to being somewhat more reassured about our prospects of longevity whenever we read stories about tissue engineering like this: » 4/14/06 11:00am 4/14/06 11:00am