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Elyse Huwe
tissue engineering
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:58pm
150.216.100.212

My topic for the annotated bibliography is tissue engineering. Tissue engineering is a process in which an ink jet printer is used to create new organs and tissues. The ink cartrige is filled with human cells from whatever organ it is that you want to replicate and then the paper is biological fluid. Slowly the printer prints out layers of cells and eventually creates a whole working organ. THe hope in this science is that eventually scientists will be able to regrow entire body limbs such as arms without the fear of rejection when they are placed in the body.
I chose this particular topic because it is a recent development in technology. The study and the process of organ printing has been happening for a little over 10 years now. But one of the requirements of the project is that the sources be within 2008 and later and most of the major advances for this technology are within that time frame, so my hope is that I will be able to locate a fair amount of useful sources describing it as well as those explaining the possible side effects to it.
The types of sources I will likely use will be scientific journals. Most of these are studies that include methods, experimentations, as well as results. I will also probably have to use news articles because they will explain how it is that the method works in simpler terms for the public. It is a very interesting science, but unfortunantly not many people are aware of it. It is funded greatly by the government because the possibility of being able to regrow limbs opens up so many doors. I will also probably have to use scholarly articles as well as review on different processes in order to find a fair amount of information.
The library online articles have been the most useful place, looking in online medical journals is what has shown the greatest amount of sources about my topic.
My only worry is that I am finding redundant information on my topic because it is so new and undeveloped, but Im sure that it will not affect my bibliography in a bad way.

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