The liver plays a critical role in how the body metabolizes drugs and produces key proteins. This is why liver models are increasingly being developed in the lab as platforms … Continue Reading Researchers successfully 3D-print biomimetic liver tissue for drug screening.
In the field of iPS cell-based regenerative medicine, advanced research with clinical applications for many organs and tissues, such as the retina, has steadily progressed. However, growing a kidney from … Continue Reading Human stem cell-derived kidneys connect to blood vessels when transplanted into mice.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is made up of three layers, the epidermis, dermis and the fat layer. The epidermis is the outer layer … Continue Reading Artificially intelligent synthetic skin interacts with brain cells.
University of California San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that … Continue Reading Reseachers identify and map progenitor cells for blood and immune cell production.
Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
Researchers from Georgia Regents University, Vanderbilt University, Texas A&M University, and Northwestern University have found an explanation for the century-old observation that if a person ends up with just one kidney, … Continue Reading Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
A multidisciplinary team of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, led by Dr. Joan-Pere Barret, head of Plastic Surgery and Burns, have performed the world’s most complex successful face transplant. The team … Continue Reading Spanish hospital performs world’s most complex face transplant to-date.
Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans, how human livers heal. The difference centres on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, … Continue Reading Researchers find FGF21 boosts liver regenerative ability.
In a ground-breaking operation, a team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital performed the first successful penile transplant in the world. The marathon nine-hour operation was … Continue Reading Surgeons perform the first successful penile transplant in the world.
T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
An approach developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may provide a solution to the limitations that have kept pancreatic islet transplantation from meeting its promise as a cure for … Continue Reading T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune ‘police’ that patrol the body. The research answers a decades-old … Continue Reading Decades-old mystery about the death of cells uncovered by scientists.
Will Lautzenheiser wiggled his left forearm ever so slightly on Tuesday, demonstrating the movement for a roomful of people. It was astonishing because both of the patient’s arms had been … Continue Reading Bilateral arm transplant honed, performed on patient who lost limbs three-years ago.
Investigators from the Université de Montréal have announced the discovery of a new molecule, named UM171, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical … Continue Reading New molecule seen multiplying stem cells in a unit of cord blood in study.