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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
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
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
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
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
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
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 2, 2013
insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs
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.