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Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models

December 6, 2017, 9:26 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

A team of researchers has 3-D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs. These patient-specific organ models, which include integrated soft sensors, can be used for practice surgeries to improve surgical outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

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