Kidney component grown in Harvard lab

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A drawing of a nephron like the one grown in lab. (Courtesy of www.3ders.com)

(BOSTON) OCT 15 – USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING, A HARVARD BIO-ENGINEERING TEAM HAS BUILT A KIDNEY TUBULE – THE BUILDING BLOCK OF THE HUMAN ORGAN THAT FILTERS OUT TOXINS AND RETURNS NUTRIENTS TO THE BODY.
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FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES PROFESSOR JENNIFER LEWIS IS ONE OF TWENTY SPECIALISTS IN THE U-S WORKING TO BUILD A KIDNEY. LABS IN GERMANY, AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE ARE  AMONG THE MANY OTHERS IN THE WORLD ALSO TRYING TO TACKLE THE TASK. OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR A KIDNEY IN THE U-S. A FEW YEARS AGO HER TEAM GREW BLOOD VESSELS.
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PROFESSOR JENNIFER LEWIS SAYS THE POTENTIAL OF 3-D PRINTING IS REMARKABLE.

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PROFESSOR JENNIFER LEWIS SAYS ONE OBSTACLE OF PRINTED ORGANS WILL BE ACCEPTANCE BY THE BODY OF A RECIPIENT.