Bioengineer: The heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we’ll do it in a decade
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients’ own cells within a decade.
"America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room," Stuart K Williams told Wired.co.uk.
Williams is heading up the hugely ambitious project as executive and scientific director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville. Throughout his prestigious career spanning four decades he has focused on researching surgical devices and bioengineering, and the idea for printing the heart whole from scratch was inspired by the work of one of the pioneers in both these fields — Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh might be best known for flying solo across the Atlantic and for the Crime of the Century (when his infant son was kidnapped and murdered) but he also created a glass perfusion pump with Alexia Carrel that would keep the human heart alive outside the body, paving the way for heart surgery. The pair also discussed regenerative medicine in their book The Culture of Organs.
Can I be your grizzly bear?
Watching Wild Appalachia on animal planet and it’s reminding me of all the camping my family did in the Shenandoah Mountains when I was a kid and the one time we went to the Smoky Mountains. I miss it. I feel so lucky to have seen so much nature and wildlife growing up.
It also makes me sad because my knees are so messed up that there is no way I could do any of that camping and hiking now.
I’m not an artist, but I have more than a few friends who are, so I thought this might be a good thing to post.
I used to do freelance illustration and gd, this is sound advice.
No free work and get paid on signing the contract. Otherwise they will take ur shit and never pay you.
Never send anything in to be ‘chosen’ unless it’s a comp. If u send any work in they must pay you for it even if they decide they’re ‘not going to use it after all’.
A couple of months ago I worked on the cover and interior art for the Venture Bros Season 5 DVD/BD packaging. The cover and all of the little design elements were drawn by me and painted by VB background painter Chris Fisher; the cover design was by Jackson Publick.
I’ll post all of the interior pieces I did when it hits the shelves in March.
This is magic and glorious.
I want the device they used to shoot candies out of his croital region.
This shit got cancelled so fast haha
greatest skittles commercial ever!!!! lol
My media class told our teacher about this commercial so she looked it up and we watched it in class then she was like “omg they are going to fire me.”
Was this actually on tv???