Making of a Cover Photo

Making of a Cover Photo

On May 3 2019 Volumetric Bio made history, and made the cover of Science Magazine with their groundbreaking technology. But how does one go about photographing something smaller than a penny in sharp detail? This behind the scenes from Science Magazine goes into how they captured such an exceptional shot.

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Breaking the Vascularity Barrier

Breaking the Vascularity Barrier

There are 3D bioprinters but no 3D printed usable organs. Why is that? Microvascularization is a key rate limiter preventing humans needing an organ transplant from having it made available to them. In other words, blood needs to get to the 3D printed tissue in order for the tissue to remain alive. Thankfully, a start-up we have proudly supported from inception is developing the necessary tools to solve the microvascularization challenge so that we can have functioning 3D printed organs.

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Vascular Tissue Challenge Update

Vascular Tissue Challenge Update

Last June, the Methuselah Foundation and NASA officially launched the Vascular Tissue Challenge (VTC) at the White House Organ Summit, hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. The VTC includes a $500,000 prize purse from NASA for the first teams that can successfully create thick (>1cm), vascularized tissues that remain functional and alive for more than 30 days. Along with this is the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space’s (CASIS) “Innovations in Space Award,” providing an additional $200,000 to support a research opportunity onboard the International Space Station’s National Laboratory!

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Organovo Collaborates With Professor Melissa Little for Kidney Tissue Research

Organovo Collaborates With Professor Melissa Little for Kidney Tissue Research

SAN DIEGO and MELBOURNE, Australia and SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced a collaboration with Professor Melissa Little and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia to develop an architecturally correct kidney for potential therapeutic applications.  The collaboration has been made possible by a generous gift from the Methuselah Foundation (“Methuselah”) as part of its ongoing University 3D Bioprinter Program.

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Irish scientists discover way to 'print' new bones to help those with deformities and catastrophic injuries

Irish scientists discover way to 'print' new bones to help those with deformities and catastrophic injuries

Irish scientists have developed a revolutionary new process which allows them to make human bones using 3D printing.

The new process could eliminate the need for bone grafts and could even make new joints to replace hips and knees and offers hope to those with large and complex bone defects or who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

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Making memories stronger and more precise during aging

Making memories stronger and more precise during aging

When it comes to the billions of neurons in your brain, what you see at birth is what get — except in the hippocampus. Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in thehippocampus continue to generate new neurons, inciting a struggle between new and old as the new attempts to gain a foothold in the memory-forming center of the brain.

In a study published online today in Neuron, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers atMassachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in collaboration with an international team of scientists found they could bias the competition in favor of the newly generated neurons.

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Vascular Tissue Challenge Introduction Webinar

Vascular Tissue Challenge Introduction Webinar

The Vascular Tissue Challenge is a $500,000 prize purse for the creation ofthick, human vascularized organ tissue in an in-vitro environment that maintains metabolic functionality similar to in vivo native cells throughout a 30-day trial period. The Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance and NASA's Centennial Challenges Program have partnered to create this challenge with the goal of advancing research on human physiology, fundamental space biology, and medicine taking place both on the Earth and the ISS National Laboratory.

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Episode 007 - Control Alt Delete Cancer

Episode 007 - Control Alt Delete Cancer

Hello and welcome to Episode 7!  On this episode, we'll talk with Dr. Haroldo Silva and David Halvorsen of the SENS Research Foundation.  They've launched a new crowdfunding campaign designed to attack and stop cancer using a new approach.  You'll hear what that approach is, why they think it has a good chance of success, and you can help in the fight.

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NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge to help in study of deep space environmental effects

NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge to help in study of deep space environmental effects

Those working in the field of bioengineering should be ready for a challenge worth $500,000. NASA, along with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance, has introduced the new prize competition, named as the Vascular Tissue Challenge. The first three teams that will succeed in creating thick, metabolically-functional human vascularized organ tissue in a controlled laboratory environment will be offered the prize money.

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Episode 006 - Could Cryopreservation for Human Organs Save 700,000 - 900,000 Lives a Year?

Episode 006 - Could Cryopreservation for Human Organs Save 700,000 - 900,000 Lives a Year?

Join us on this episode of the Methuselah 300 Podcast as we interview Dr. Sebastian Eriksson Giwa;  co-founder and chairman of the Organ Preservation Alliance and co-founder and CEO of Sylvatica Biotech.  Dr. Giwa will discuss how Cryopreservation could transform and revolutionize transplantationCurrently at least 1 in 5 people on the organ waiting list die due to the inability of keeping organs viable for transport, resulting in 700,000 deaths a year by some estimates.  Dr Giwa and his team want to change that...

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Episode 005 with Dr John Geibel; Yale University

Episode 005 with Dr John Geibel; Yale University

On this week's podcast, join us as we talk with Dr John Geibel, Director of Surgical Research and Professor of Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University.  Discover how his team is working hard to develop the first iterations of 3-D printable organs, a goal that will revolutionize the medical organ industry and save thousands upon thousands of lives.

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Methuselah 300 Podcast Episode 004: Is a Synthetic Liver on the Horizon? With Dr Bryon Petersen

Methuselah 300 Podcast Episode 004: Is a Synthetic Liver on the Horizon? With Dr Bryon Petersen

Join us on this week's podcast as we interview Dr. Bryon Petersen, who is researching and developing a new device that could bridge the gap for those awaiting a new liver so that those in need can have a quality of life impossible for them now.  You'll here about where he is in the stage of development, and what timeline he is working toward.

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