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Are Spare Body Parts the Future of Medicine?

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May 5, 2013
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We'll be talking with our studio guest, Prof. Petra Reinke, transplantation expert at the Charit Hospital in Berlin.


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Chinese Bio Printer to Ease National Organ Shortage

Chinese Bio Printer to Ease National Organ Shortage

Reuters (Nov. 10, 2013) — Researchers in eastern China have developed a 3D bio-printer that they say could create functional human body parts within the next twenty years. The printer represents a milestone for China in the field of regenrative medicine that could one day save millions of lives.Tara Cleary reports.
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Study: Baby Boomers Less Healthy Than Their Parents

Study: Baby Boomers Less Healthy Than Their Parents

Buzz60 (Feb. 7, 2013) — A study published in Jama Internal Medicine says that despite advances in modern medicine the health of baby boomers is worse than their parents' generation. Things like hypertension, cholesterol and obesity are a lot more common among Boomers, and the study points to their more sedentary lifestyle as another probable cause. Patrick Jones has the story.
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500,000 Times Each Year a Child Gets Into Medicine or Gets the Wrong Dose

500,000 Times Each Year a Child Gets Into Medicine or Gets the Wrong Dose

MultiVu (Mar. 20, 2013) — Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under.
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