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Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2018
The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?
Abby Olena | Mar 28, 2018
A study confirms that the spaces between cells are fluid-filled, rather than tightly packed with connective tissue, but pathologists say the findings’ implications remain to be seen.
Image of the Day: Cold Hearted
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 22, 2018
Cardiologists have found a way to cool the human heart in a localized way to help reduce muscle damage from heart attacks.
The Industry of Bodies Donated for Science Lacks Oversight: Investigations
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 28, 2017
Reuters sheds light on the largely unregulated trade of human body parts taken from human cadavers donated for science.
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 22, 2017
Scientists look to a leaf beetle’s genitals for lessons on improving catheter strength.
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: Heart Shapes
Staff | Sep 29, 2017
High-resolution MRI reveals that human fetal hearts rapidly develop their major structures within a four-day period.
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.
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say.