Fifth Element 3D printer' creates first human ear with blood vessels

"Scientists have created a 3D-printed ear with blood vessels and cartilage for the first time in a breakthrough that paves the way for machines to print body parts. Similar to the iconic scene in sci-fi movie Fifth Element, medicine students have successfully printed layers of cells to form tissue and implanted them beneath the skin of mice. Previously, such tissue wouldn't have been strong enough, or large enough, to be functional but by adding a biodegradable polymer, the scientists were able to 'grow' the tissue and vessels in just two months."

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