organ regeneration
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2015
Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?
Heart Strings
Heart Strings
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients
Hearts on Trial
Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst, Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Kerry Grens | Apr 9, 2014
A simple genetic formula coaxes a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate.  
Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut
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.
Opinion: I Want My Kidney
Opinion: I Want My Kidney
Shipra Agrawal | Nov 7, 2013
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
Toddler Gets Synthetic Windpipe
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013
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
The Organist
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013
When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.