organ regeneration
Cell Culture Advances Fuel Disease Research
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Nov 16, 2020 | 1 min read
New twists to an old technique reveal a better understanding of disease pathology and new therapeutic avenues.
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2015 | 4 min read
Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?
Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015 | 10+ min read
As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.
Heart Strings
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2015 | 1 min read
An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients
Jef Akst and Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Kerry Grens | Apr 9, 2014 | 1 min read
A simple genetic formula coaxes a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate.  
Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 23, 2014 | 3 min read
Researchers use an adapted reprogramming technique to generate hepatocytes for the repopulation of an injured mouse liver.
Opinion: I Want My Kidney
Shipra Agrawal | Nov 7, 2013 | 3 min read
With the advent of xenotransplantation, tissues made from cell-seeded scaffolds, and 3-D-printing, custom-made organs must be right around the corner.
Toddler Gets Synthetic Windpipe
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013 | 2 min read
Doctors culture a custom-made trachea from plastic fibers and human cells, and successfully implant it into a child who was born without the organ.
The Organist
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013 | 9 min read
When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.