A team of scientists from Oregon have developed small, 3D-printed bricks that can be used in the healing of broken bones and damaged tissues.
These cubes are 1.5 millimetres cubed, and the idea comes from Lego blocks. Inside the body, they act as scaffolding, on which damaged tissues can regenerate better. Additionally, this method would have better results than most other regeneration procedures.
The hollow blocks can be filled with gel, containing growth factors. This allows cells to grow in the right way, and the right rate, and improve healing.
The reparation of broken bones and damaged tissues will be more adequate and quicker, by targeting the right treatment for the problem. Furthermore, this new technology could be the key to lab-made organs.
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