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Image of the Day: Brand New Bowel
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 13, 2017
Using human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
Jef Akst | May 22, 2017
Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.
Bioengineered ‘Pancreas’ Effective in First Patient
Aggie Mika | May 12, 2017
The diabetic volunteer continued to produce insulin one year after she received a transplant of abdominal islet cells.
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017
Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.
Experts Skeptical of Plans for First Human Head Transplant
Aggie Mika | May 1, 2017
Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.
“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 6, 2017
Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
First US Penis Transplant
Tanya Lewis | May 16, 2016
A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.
Insulin-Producing Mini Stomachs
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
Scientists grow gastric organs in vitro that can restore insulin production when transplanted into mice.