Scientists May Additionally Sooner Or Later Combat Infertility With 3-D Published Ovaries : Shots

Enlarge this image toggle caption Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineBut those approaches have shortcomings.
Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat InfertilityEnlarge this image toggle caption Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineThe list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries.
Enlarge this image toggle caption Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineIn the mice, the result was a structure about the size of a pea that contains complex formations, including tiny pores, that re-create the environment inside natural ovaries.
Scientists have used a 3-D printer to create a mouse ovary capable of producing healthy offspring.
“We were able to use 3-D printing to actually lay down a scaffold that was copying what we knew the scaffold looked like of the normal ovary,” Woodruff says.

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