Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.

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How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb | Jul 2, 2019
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2018
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 24, 2017
Scientists engineered a synthetic, nutrient-rich gel that feeds growing organoids as they mature from human pluripotent stem cells into 3-D bowels.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries
Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries
Bob Grant | May 16, 2017
Researchers have constructed prosthetic female reproductive organs and implanted them in mice, some of which conceived and gave birth to live young.
Macchiarini Retracts Another Paper
Macchiarini Retracts Another Paper
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
The embattled thoracic surgeon blames his former employer, the Karolinska Institute, for losing data related to the retracted research.
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Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Artificial Ion Pump Mimics Neuronal Speed, Precision
Artificial Ion Pump Mimics Neuronal Speed, Precision
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 3, 2016
Researchers create an artificial nerve that could be the forerunner of neural prosthetics.
Swedish Research Council: Macchiarini, Karolinska Skipped Ethical Review
Swedish Research Council: Macchiarini, Karolinska Skipped Ethical Review
Bob Grant | May 3, 2016
The federal agency publishes a brief note alleging another ethical breach by former Karolinska Institute researcher Paolo Macchiarini.