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Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.

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image: Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice

Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice

By Shawna Williams | August 4, 2017

A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release.

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Penis Transplant a Success

By Kerry Grens | March 16, 2015

Surgeons expect an organ donor’s penis given to a man who lost his in a botched circumcision to become fully functional.

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Skin Thief

By Jef Akst | June 3, 2014

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of human skin from a biotechnology company.

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Lab-Grown Muscle Self-Repairs

By Kerry Grens | April 8, 2014

Implanted into mice, lab-reared muscle made from stem cells can heal itself after an injury.  

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image: Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet

Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet

By Kerry Grens | December 19, 2013

Scientists demonstrate how to print healthy rat retinal cells.

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image: FDA Approves New Gum Grafts

FDA Approves New Gum Grafts

By Sabrina Richards | March 14, 2012

A new gum graft technique promises to give patients with receding gums a less-painful surgical alternative.

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