Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel

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

By | October 13, 2017

Blue dye is pumped through the vasculature of a decellularized small intestine scaffold derived from a rat.KENTARO KITANOSee K. Kitano et al., “Bioengineering of functional human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal grafts,” Nature Communications, 8:765, 2017.

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