TEDMED

Growing new organs: Anthony Atala on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Anthony Atala’s state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that “prints” human tissue. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2009, San Diego, CA. Duration: 17:52)

Watch Anthony Atala’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 500+ TEDTalks.

Comments (5)

  • sharmani Manikandan commented on Jan 31 2010

    “grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more”…It is really going to help millions of people every year to live longer without any trouble.

  • sharmani Manikandan commented on Jan 31 2010

    “grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more”…It is really going to help millions of people every year to live longer without any trouble.

  • Emmalyn Padua commented on Jan 25 2010

    Many sick people around the world will benefit from this.

    emmalynp

  • giovanni martin commented on Jan 23 2010

    I really like to help like these..
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  • Natu Ros commented on Jan 22 2010

    They really want to help people, the only question is how good is it to defy death when we are our own biggest threat in particular because of overpopulation on the earth.