Ear, look what we’ve made!

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AN AR­TI­FI­CIAL ear has been built by sci­en­tists us­ing a 3D printer and car­ti­lage from sheep.

The false ear looks and be­haves just like the real thing and of­fers hope to thou­sands of kids born each year with hear­ing de­fects and ac­ci­dent vic­tims.

They were cre­ated by mak­ing moulds with cow col­la­gen, the nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring pro­tein that gives skin elas­tic­ity and strength, and car­ti­lage cells from sheep.

Docs at Mas­sachusetts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal took three months go make the ‘hu­man ears’, it’s claimed in the Royal So­ci­ety’s mag.

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