organs
Mini-Kidneys from Stem Cells
Mini-Kidneys from Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 7, 2015
Researchers grow kidney-like structures from human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Growing Human Guts in Mice
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.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.
Printing 3-D Skeletons
Printing 3-D Skeletons
Kate Yandell | Apr 2, 2013
Plastic bones and organs based on CT scans could educate students or prepare surgeons to perform complicated operations.
All In Proportion
All In Proportion
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 2, 2013
Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.
Instant Messaging
Instant Messaging
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
Icing Organs
Icing Organs
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs
Replacement Parts
Ed Yong | Aug 1, 2012
To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.