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Did you hear that scientist 3d printed a biomimetic tongue?

Co-author and Leeds researcher Michael Bryant argued in the statement that creating such a tongue surface “with similar structure and mechanical properties will help streamline research and development for oral care, food products and therapeutic technologie
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No, I hadn't.
They've been printing a lot of things, but that's kind of a weird one.
I'm not sure what real benefit it will be.
They say it'll teach them about how we speak, among other things. Maybe it'll help with speech impediments.
As I recall, the tongue is one of the few places on the body that doesn't scar.
I don't think this printed tongue will teach them anything about that, but it would be nice to know how exactly that works. As you know, scar tissue on other organs, such as the heart after a heart attack, is a problem.

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