Bioengineers have devised a technology that uses heat to remotely control the positioning and timing of cell functions to build 3-dimensional, artificial, living tissues. They designed 3-D printed fluid systems to supply penetrating heat, which allows them to manipulate the genetic wiring of cells deep in artificial tissues. Their vision for the future is to try to find ways to direct cells to form complex artificial organs that assume some functions of damaged livers.
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- National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging, NIH Environmental Pathology and Toxicology Training, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Washington Research Foundation, Robert J. K