This week in PopTech: Medical miracles, synthetic biology and making mobile count

A Human Heart Beats

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

  • Regenerative medicine expert Dr. Stephen Badylak (PopTech 2008) shocked the medical world when two of his patients re-grew severed fingertips in just six weeks. Badylak was recently featured on National Geographic’s Explorer series, in the episode “How to Build a Beating Heart,” where he and his colleagues applied breakthrough solutions to help Iraqi war veterans re-grow tissue and body parts lost in battle. For more on regenerative human cells and tissue through the use of 3D organ printing see our related interview with Dr. Gabor Forgacs.

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Image: National Geographic

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