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Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?

By | July 19, 2016

Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say. 

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Mini-Kidneys from Stem Cells

By | October 7, 2015

Researchers grow kidney-like structures from human induced pluripotent stem cells.


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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.


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Top 10 Innovations 2014

By | December 1, 2014

The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.

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Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi

By | April 16, 2014

Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.


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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Printing 3-D Skeletons

By | April 2, 2013

Plastic bones and organs based on CT scans could educate students or prepare surgeons to perform complicated operations.


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All In Proportion

By | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.


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Instant Messaging

By | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.


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Icing Organs

By | February 1, 2013

Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs


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