fresh bytes
Subscribe Now

Mouse with 3D-printed ovaries gives birth to healthy pups

A mouse with 3D-printed ovaries has successfully given birth to healthy pups, according to a new study. Researchers hope that one day we can use similar techniques to help women who struggle with fertility.

For the study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, the team replaced a mouse’s ovaries with 3D-printed ones. These 3D-printed ovaries held ovarian follicles, or fluid-filled sacs that hold immature eggs. The new ovaries supported the follicles and eggs long enough for the mouse to ovulate, conceive, and give birth. (The study was done by the same Northwestern University team that earlier built a tiny reproductive system in a dish.)

Continue reading at The Verge

Image: Northwestern University

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jan 24, 2020
Someone has created a song by taking Pi, assigning each number to a note, and adding harmonies. The result is strangely captivating....
Jan 24, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at the different ways memory can be organized in different kinds of systems.] Let'€™s look at a scenario: you run a restaurant, but you'€™re short on funds to hire people. So you'€™re your own chief cook and bottle-washer. You do everyt...
Jan 23, 2020
Embedded design trends typically revolve around three main ideas: faster data rates, smaller form factors and cost-effective solutions. Those design trends drive the theme for the 2020 Embedded Tech Trends forum: The Business and Technology Forum for Critical and Intelligent ...
Jan 22, 2020
Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part One – Overview Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part Two – High-Level Synthesis Master the design and verification of next gen transport: Part Three – Functional Safety M...

Featured Video

Automotive Trends Driving New SoC Architectures -- Synopsys

Sponsored by Synopsys

Today’s automotive trends are driving new design requirements for automotive SoCs targeting ADAS, gateways, connected cars and infotainment. Find out why it is essential to use pre-designed, pre-verified, reusable automotive-optimized IP to meet such new requirements and accelerate design time.

Drive Your Next Design to Completion Today with DesignWare IP® for Automotive SoCs