Tag Archives: regenerative medicine

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Stem Cell Breakthrough in Mice Points Toward a Way to Repair Tissue in Humans

The field of regenerative medicine hopes one day to be able to produce new, healthy tissues and organs with patients’ own DNA by turning some of the patient's cells into... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/25/13

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Scientists Grow Miniature, but Distinctly Human, Brain in the Lab

Austrian researchers have used regenerative techniques to grow a miniature human brain in the lab, they reported recently in the journal Nature. The researchers... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/30/13

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Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and doctors have struggled to find effective treatments. Heart failure, an especially dire form of... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/20/13

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3D Printed Windpipe Saves Baby’s Life

We all know that 3D printing is going to be a life saver, like when we need a new part for the motorcycle or coffeemaker. But 3D printing is now saving lives – literally.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/12/13

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Girl Receives Engineered Trachea Treated With Her Own Stem Cells

In a medical breakthrough, South Korean doctors have successfully implanted an artificial trachea into a toddler who had been born without the windpipe. The artificial... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/6/13

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New Device Keeps Liver Alive Outside Body

In what's being called a medical first, doctors were able to keep a liver functioning outside the body and then transplant it into a patient. The device is much better at... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/24/13

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Lab Grown Kidney Transplanted Into Rat

Imagine a future in which no one died anymore waiting for an organ. Harvard researchers have taken a major step toward that reality by not only growing an organ in the lab,... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/15/13

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Controversial No More – Study Shows Much Hyped Multiple Sclerosis ‘Cure’ Doesn’t Work

Paolo Zamboni didn’t buy into the conventional wisdom that multiple sclerosis was an autoimmune disorder resulting in the wearing away of the nervous system’s cellular... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/1/13

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