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Old 05-22-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab. In the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo, doctors didn't have a moment to spare. Because of a birth defect, the little Ohio boy's airway kept collapsing, causing his breathing to stop and often his heart, too. Doctors in Michigan had been researching artificial airway splints but had not implanted one in a patient yet.

Doctors 'Print' Airway Tube So Boy Can Breathe - 3D technology saves life of Ohio tot
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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WOW, that's great, I'm so glad they helped this little fellow.
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