It’s amazing what scientists can do, and the lives and quality of life they can save. Especially with 3-D printing available now, the sky is the limit.
Biomaterial experts at Germany’s Bayreuth and Würzburg universities claimed a breakthrough in cultivating living cells while holding them in place with liquified spider silk.
The research method mixed spider silk with connective fibroblast cells from mice to generate a so-called “bio ink” or gel. Fibroblasts typically begin wound repairs.
When extruded from a 3-D printer, the silk molecules quickly wrapped those cells, giving them a porous matrix in which to flourish, the team said. …
This could be a God send to people with nerve damage and perhaps paralysis.