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Image of the Day
Molly Sharlach | Sep 11, 2014
Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes
Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut
Abby Olena | Feb 23, 2014
Researchers use an adapted reprogramming technique to generate hepatocytes for the repopulation of an injured mouse liver.
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
Medical 3-D Printing’s Frontiers
Kate Yandell | Aug 22, 2013
Layer-by-layer manufacturing techniques could help re-make human body parts, or produce entirely new biocompatible machines.
Week in Review, July 1–5
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2013
Fraudulent journal editor?; fat cells detect temp, generate heat; the importance of social media in science communication; functional livers from iPSCs; antibiotics damage mitochondria
Livers Created from Stem Cells
Chris Palmer | Jul 3, 2013
Scientists have made the first functional, vascularized livers from human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013
When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.
Buffering Against Alcohol
Dan Cossins | Feb 17, 2013
Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.