The lab-grown brain cells self-organized, and took on growth patterns seen in a developing, fetal brain.
Scientists used stem cells to grow human heart tissue that contracted spontaneously in a petri dish.
This is the first report demonstrating the generation of a functional human organ from stem cells.
Researchers have used a cloning technique, the same one used to create Dolly the sheep, to create human stem cells. Continue reading →
Transplant medicine dominates, but it would be much better to create tissue in the lab, with a patient's own DNA. ->
Scientists built a 3-D printer that can handle human stem cells, making tiny structures that could one day be used to build organs. ->
Kidney epithelial cells in urine can be turned into pluripotent stem cells, which can grow into any cell in the body.
A study involving 34 pet dogs with spinal cord injuries show that using nose cells could significantly repair damaged spinal cords.
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