Origami Organs: This ‘Tissue Paper’ Could Help Regenerate a Heart or Uterus

These new "tissue paper" materials retain the cellular properties of the organ, so they could help the body regenerate the relevant organ tissue to aid healing of wounds, scientists said. "Because it has components that are found in the actual tissue in the organs, the cells will recognize it once it's implanted," study co-author Ramille Shah, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, said of the tissue paper in a video statement. Lead study author Adam Jakus, formerly a materials engineer at Northwestern University, had created an ink made of an ovary for use in a 3D printer.

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