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2017 in Quotes

By Catherine Offord | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel

By The Scientist Staff | October 13, 2017

Using human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.

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The diabetic volunteer continued to produce insulin one year after she received a transplant of abdominal islet cells.

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Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017

Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.

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Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.  

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“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies

By Jef Akst | March 6, 2017

Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.

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Behavior Brief

By Diana Kwon | February 28, 2017

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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