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Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo.
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Catherine Offord | Jan 2, 2018
The mini-organs reproduce the two cell layers present in mouse skin and the development of hair follicles, providing a potential model for skin and hair research.
2017 Top 10 Innovations
Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
New and Improved Organoids Better Resemble Human Brains
Aggie Mika | Nov 16, 2017
More-sophisticated structures lend new insight into how Zika attacks the developing brain.
Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids
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.
Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 12, 2017
Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.
Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2017
A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release.
Enhancers Drive Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 27, 2017
Mouse organoids reveal that a protein active during embryonic development joins forces with gene enhancers to revert cancer cells to an earlier developmental state.
Engineered Human Liver Tissue Grows in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 19, 2017
Tissue “seeds” made up of three cell types and patterned onto a scaffold develop into complex structures with some organ function, researchers show.
Image of the Day: Liver Buds
Staff | Jun 16, 2017
Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew liver organoids and studied gene expression patterns in individual cells to learn more about how these tissues develop.