Tag Archives: regenerative medicine

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Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab-Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells in 2006, scientists have managed to use the manufactured stem cells like seeds to grow a wide range of tissues and... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/28/13

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Delicate Eye Cells Are Latest to Be 3D-Printed

Blindness might just be the first major disability to disappear, at least if our high-tech future takes more a utopian than dystopian bent. A bionic eye is already on the... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/23/13

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Healing Damaged Hearts With Stem Cell Implants Gets New Technique

We're much better at saving the lives of those who suffer a heart attack these days. Sadly, many people survive a heart attack only to later succumb to heart failure from... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/25/13

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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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