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Lab-grown Kidneys Work in Rats

By | April 17, 2013

Bioengineered kidneys transplanted into rats filter blood and produce urine, an achievement that points the way to replacement kidneys for humans.

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Printing 3-D Synthetic Tissues

By | April 4, 2013

A 3-D printer lays liquid droplets into tissue-like materials that can fold automatically and carry currents.

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The Golden Goose Is Awarded

By | September 12, 2012

Researchers are given a prize for high-impact science that began with an unusual or seemingly frivolous study.

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Replacement Parts

By | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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Tissue on Chips Galore

By | July 26, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will fund 17 projects developing lab-on-a-chip applications to improve drug screening.

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image: Bio-engineered Jellyfish Swim

Bio-engineered Jellyfish Swim

By | July 22, 2012

Researchers create a swimming jellyfish mimic by reverse-engineering the creature's pumping action, paving the way for new methods of engineering replacement organs.

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image: Stem Cells Traced To Heart

Stem Cells Traced To Heart

By | December 1, 2011

New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.

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image: Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

By | August 31, 2011

Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.

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Cellular Salve

By | July 8, 2011

Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.

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image: Synthetic Organ Transplant Success

Synthetic Organ Transplant Success

By | July 8, 2011

The recipient of the first synthetic organ transplant—a synthetic trachea seeded with the patient’s own stem cells—is sent home from the hospital.

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