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2013-08-19 02:21:44 PM
Wake me up when thy can print a liver.
 
2013-08-19 02:43:48 PM

Mugato: Wake me up when thy can print a liver.


They're not too far from printing a kidney, according to this article.
 
2013-08-19 03:01:31 PM
With the selection down at the local adult novelty store, why would anyone need to?
 
2013-08-19 03:09:25 PM

PainInTheASP: With the selection down at the local adult novelty store, why would anyone need to?


Because you can't graft those on.

/not that I've tried...
 
2013-08-19 03:10:50 PM
No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.
 
2013-08-19 03:12:38 PM
I wonder if they'll eventually be able to do muscle or heart tissue to be able to do an entire heart.
Also, gall bladders, livers, lungs and pancreases. If they can eventually do all those then they could seriously extend someone's life.
 
2013-08-19 03:19:06 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-19 03:19:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


Yeah, about that.
FTFA "A 3-D bioprinter deposits multiple types of kidney cells-cultivated from cells taken by a biopsy-while simultaneously building a scaffold out of biodegradable material. The finished product is then incubated. The scaffold, once transplanted into a patient, would slowly biodegrade as the functional tissue grows.
 
2013-08-19 03:21:57 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-19 03:22:30 PM
metropolitician.blogs.com

oh, hai!
 
2013-08-19 03:22:46 PM

jaylectricity: Mugato: Wake me up when thy can print a liver.

They're not too far from printing a kidney, according to this article.


Being able to double my capacity is a step in the right direction I reckon.
 
2013-08-19 03:23:03 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


Is it weirder, do you think, to engage in a circle jerk, or to walk into the middle of a circle jerk and start jackin' it spastically, but with the other hand, in everyone's direction?

'Cause I'm just not sure.
 
2013-08-19 03:23:16 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.



I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?
 
2013-08-19 03:23:34 PM

FlashHarry: [metropolitician.blogs.com image 500x374]

oh, hai!


Kwame has an alt?
 
2013-08-19 03:24:58 PM
I was hoping for a stapes.
 
2013-08-19 03:25:22 PM

Zafler: FlashHarry: [metropolitician.blogs.com image 500x374]

oh, hai!

Kwame has an alt?


who's kwame?
 
2013-08-19 03:25:38 PM
Bones, I call bullshiat. They can't replace bones that have a damaged or limited blood supply. Otherwise I could have my wrist rebuilt into a real wrist, instead of having a proximal row carpectomy.

Not that this isn't cool, it is. But it's so not at the points they're talking about yet.

I also have a blind eye that can use some stem cells science, get the fark on that. ;)
 
2013-08-19 03:26:01 PM

manimal2878: Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?


He hates 3D Printers and space exploration (the later because he feel it takes away money from immortality research. Which has to be possible because "Atoms don't age".). And any time that something suggests that 3-D Printers (or Space research) might actually, you know, have uses *towards* longevity research he seems to get tetchier than normal.

To the point where he sometimes goes off on "GODDAM SPACE NUTTERS" tangents in threads that *have nothing to do with space*.
 
2013-08-19 03:29:42 PM

manimal2878: Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?


Which would make his reaction weird, since he could just 3D-print a new dog.
 
2013-08-19 03:34:29 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


They were already building cars prior to 1913.  I don't know why Henry Ford's assembly line got so much attention, it's not like these things were a big bottleneck back then.
 
2013-08-19 03:35:49 PM

ArcadianRefugee: manimal2878: Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?

Which would make his reaction weird, since he could just 3D-print a new dog.


I think that he is actually a time traveler from the future.  He has come back into time to warn us of a catastrophic event that will occur due to the first 3D printed space station.  However, actual conversation of the future has devolved to insults and trolling (who didn't see that coming?) so his attempts to warn us of the event fall on deaf ears as we just ignore his pleas for salvation as the rantings of a madman.

And hence, a paradox is avoided, and the universe wins again.
 
2013-08-19 03:39:23 PM

FlashHarry: Zafler: FlashHarry: [metropolitician.blogs.com image 500x374]

oh, hai!

Kwame has an alt?

who's kwame?


Wait, you've been here since 2005 and you don't know about him and real dolls?

For your edification, in case you're serious.
 
2013-08-19 03:42:04 PM

FlashHarry: Zafler: FlashHarry: [metropolitician.blogs.com image 500x374]

oh, hai!

Kwame has an alt?

who's kwame?


You can't be serious.  That was one of the bestest threads EVAR.

But if you are... here is what you missed.  (LGT key post in thread)
 
2013-08-19 03:43:15 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


What about the lady with s titanium 3d printed jaw basef off her mri scans to replace her bone cancer infested one?

/on mobile or would link
//bout a year ago or so
 
2013-08-19 03:59:57 PM

Felgraf: manimal2878: Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?

He hates 3D Printers and space exploration (the later because he feel it takes away money from immortality research. Which has to be possible because "Atoms don't age".). And any time that something suggests that 3-D Printers (or Space research) might actually, you know, have uses *towards* longevity research he seems to get tetchier than normal.

To the point where he sometimes goes off on "GODDAM SPACE NUTTERS" tangents in threads that *have nothing to do with space*.


Or, to be succinct, he's bugfark insane.
 
2013-08-19 04:05:55 PM
I guess their anuses are unremarkable then?
 
2013-08-19 04:07:45 PM
You can 3-D print a KIDNEY?!

This is going to ruin the Mexican organ harvesting industry!
 
2013-08-19 04:27:24 PM

Felgraf: manimal2878: Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


I thought people were kidding about you.  Did a 3D printer kill your pet dog when  you were a kid?

He hates 3D Printers and space exploration (the later because he feel it takes away money from immortality research. Which has to be possible because "Atoms don't age".). And any time that something suggests that 3-D Printers (or Space research) might actually, you know, have uses *towards* longevity research he seems to get tetchier than normal.

To the point where he sometimes goes off on "GODDAM SPACE NUTTERS" tangents in threads that *have nothing to do with space*.


Here he is, filmed as another 3D-printing thread is posted:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-19 04:29:14 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


Better still... what is being done is construction, not printing.
 
2013-08-19 04:30:55 PM

Zafler: For your edification, in case you're serious.


i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-19 04:30:58 PM

Mugato: Wake me up when thy can print a liver.


Your wake-up call, sir! Tiny human livers with vasculature for research are already here, and if that scales up, full-scale replacements could be available within our lifetimes. (So raise a toast, but not too enthusiastically until all the bugs are worked out.)
 
2013-08-19 04:35:35 PM
Not scaffolding:

digitaljournal.com
www.news-medical.net

QA is a crazy bitter assclown.
 
2013-08-19 04:40:45 PM

maniacbastard: Not scaffolding:

[digitaljournal.com image 600x380]
[www.news-medical.net image 480x323]

QA is a crazy bitter assclown.


The funniest thing is if he had even bothered to read the captions with the slides he would have noted that yes it does indeed "print" the kidney material itself while it simultaneously prints the scaffolding. It is essentially printing the kidney for all intents and purposes.
 
2013-08-19 04:43:25 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: I wonder if they'll eventually be able to do muscle or heart tissue to be able to do an entire heart.
Also, gall bladders, livers, lungs and pancreases. If they can eventually do all those then they could seriously extend someone's life.


But they'll balance out those gains with 3D-printed guns.

So the good news is, thanks to 3D printers, you'll be able to get new organs. The bad news is, thanks to 3D printers, you're gonna need 'em.
 
2013-08-19 04:47:33 PM
What about teeth?  No one ever gives a shiat about teeth
/especially in the south
 
2013-08-19 04:51:32 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: The funniest thing is if he had even bothered to read the captions with the slides he would have noted that yes it does indeed "print" the kidney material itself while it simultaneously prints the scaffolding. It is essentially printing the kidney for all intents and purposes.


Why bother learning about an emerging technology when you already know how dumb and awful it is?

I stick to my assessment, bitter. ass. clown.

I went to school with some other engineering students that honestly believed that everything worth inventing had already been invented. He may be one of those kinds.
 
2013-08-19 05:15:35 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: No, they can't. It's just a shape that the cells grow on. Why focus all the attention on the 3D printing? It's just one small part of a long process. The scaffolds were scultped by hand before and it's not like it was this big bottleneck.

But by all means, continue your echo chamber circle jerk.


How about you read the farking article, since some of them are examples of bioprinters, which deposit cells instead of a polymer.

Lady Indica: Bones, I call bullshiat. They can't replace bones that have a damaged or limited blood supply. Otherwise I could have my wrist rebuilt into a real wrist, instead of having a proximal row carpectomy.

Not that this isn't cool, it is. But it's so not at the points they're talking about yet.

I also have a blind eye that can use some stem cells science, get the fark on that. ;)


Most of this is in the experimental stage, not widespread medical use. Since medical devices and new treatments need to go through rather lengthy (and expensive) testing and approval processes first. Not to mention some of these setups are still at the "unreasonably expensive for all but the most loaded research institutes" phase.
 
2013-08-19 05:28:25 PM

YodaBlues: jaylectricity: Mugato: Wake me up when thy can print a liver.

They're not too far from printing a kidney, according to this article.

Being able to double my capacity is a step in the right direction I reckon.


I know, I've been cutting back on my drinking for health reasons and now I'm second-guessing myself.
 
2013-08-19 05:57:20 PM
Yet another solution to extend life, provided by 3D printing.  If this keeps up we'll have to reach space if only to make room for all the cool stuff these things can make for us.
 
2013-08-19 06:01:59 PM

Twilight Farkle: Mugato: Wake me up when thy can print a liver.

Your wake-up call, sir! Tiny human livers with vasculature for research are already here, and if that scales up, full-scale replacements could be available within our lifetimes. (So raise a toast, but not too enthusiastically until all the bugs are worked out.)


shiat, put me down. Supersize it.
 
2013-08-19 06:25:35 PM

Felgraf: the later because he feel it takes away money from immortality research. Which has to be possible because "Atoms don't age".


Well, not quite that, but we are getting close to figuring out cell aging. Which would allow us to figure out ways to keep our cells replicating normally indefinitely. Aging is caused by your cells not replacing themselves properly, and if we could figure out why they stop replacing themselves properly after so many cycles, we could keep them going with the same process they work at during your 20s. Young forever!

Of course, the more cells replicate, the more errors propagate, so you're not talking immortality. Instead, you'll live a lot longer but eventually die of cancer. Of course, if we cure cancer, we'll all die of freak hang gliding accidents.

So you know, the future.
 
2013-08-19 06:41:55 PM

cptjeff: Felgraf: the later because he feel it takes away money from immortality research. Which has to be possible because "Atoms don't age".

Well, not quite that, but we are getting close to figuring out cell aging. Which would allow us to figure out ways to keep our cells replicating normally indefinitely. Aging is caused by your cells not replacing themselves properly, and if we could figure out why they stop replacing themselves properly after so many cycles, we could keep them going with the same process they work at during your 20s. Young forever!

Of course, the more cells replicate, the more errors propagate, so you're not talking immortality. Instead, you'll live a lot longer but eventually die of cancer. Of course, if we cure cancer, we'll all die of freak hang gliding accidents.

So you know, the future.


I'm already ahead of the curve! I recall reading that having lots of moles is a sign of long telomers, which means.. *checks* I'm going to live for-farking-ever.
 
2013-08-19 06:56:43 PM

Cybernetic: I was hoping for a stapes.


WHAT!?!!?!
 
2013-08-19 08:34:31 PM
Lady Indica: I read about this a while back and can't recall all the facts but there's an experimental treatment being tested that can restore some monochromatic vision in an eye that's lost retinal function. It's kind of a weird hack, in that what they do is infect the inside of the eye with some customized something-or-other that creates a change in the inner surface of the rear of the eyeball, making the regular skin cells there, light-sensitive. After some time, the optic nerve and brain start to treat the flickers of light perception from the eyeball skin cells like  they were retinal cells, and process a monochrome image (because there are no cone cells left.)
 
2013-08-19 08:39:58 PM
Usually when Space Bevets takes this bad of a beating he tucks his tail between his legs and disappears for a week or two..
 
2013-08-19 09:06:02 PM

Mentalpatient87: Usually when Space Bevets takes this bad of a beating he tucks his tail between his legs and disappears for a week or two..


Glad I'm not the only one who sees this
 
2013-08-19 10:43:03 PM
Wake me up when we can 3D print boobies
 
2013-08-20 04:42:22 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wake me up when we can 3D print boobies


I think you can already buy both those and ass(s) at the sex shop. Or find them slightly used but soaking wet behind the bus stop if you believe some copypasta from 4chan. Im on my phone but Gis is looking good so far.
 
2013-08-20 06:32:13 AM

Burr: And hence, a paradox is avoided, and the universe wins again.


This... This is the most reasonable explanation for that person's behavior that I have seen so far. It all makes perfect sense, now. :o
 
2013-08-20 08:18:28 AM
And these are not the hammer.
 
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