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TS Picks: June 15, 2015
Tracy Vence | Jun 15, 2015
Memory-based dietary assessments; organs-on-a-chip; scientists in Italy accused of spreading plant pathogen
Growing Human Guts in Mice
Jef Akst | Jan 12, 2015
Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.
Stem-Cell Scientist Dies
Tracy Vence | Aug 4, 2014
Yoshiki Sasai, a prominent organogenesis researcher who was a coauthor on two retracted stem cell studies, has died of apparent suicide at 52, officials say.
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
Lab-Grown Kidney Buds
Tracy Vence | Nov 19, 2013
Using human stem cells, investigators from the U.S. and Spain generate functional ureteric buds.
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.
Week in Review: September 30–October 4
Tracy Vence | Oct 4, 2013
Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science
Replacement Secretory Glands
Tracy Vence | Oct 1, 2013
Researchers have engineered functional, lab-grown precursors to salivary and tear glands, successfully connecting them to ducts and nerves in mice.
Robert Blelloch: Teacher, Doctor, Scientist
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 45