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Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

July 29th, 2018 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor […]

Robots can grow humanoid mini-organs from stem cells faster and better than people

May 23rd, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Automated robots now have the tools to grow imitation, simplified human organs out of stem cells. Thankfully, we weren’t transported to a sci-fi dystopia where the machines have risen up and started to farm humans, but rather a world where pharmaceutical and other biomedical research just became much easier and faster. Give these robots some […]

Japan approves first trials of stem cell-based heart treatment

May 17th, 2018 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

iPS procedure raises hopes for alternative to donations and artificial organs TOKYO — Japan is set to host the world’s first clinical trials involving the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to treat heart failure. A special health ministry panel on Wednesday gave Osaka University the green light to carry out the study, pending […]

Scientists grow full sized, beating human hearts from stem cells

February 22nd, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

It’s the closest we’ve come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and launch a massive […]

The end of root canals: Stem cell fillings trigger teeth to repair themselves, research study claims

February 1st, 2018 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

Wouldn’t it be great if your teeth could heal themselves without the need of a painful root canal?

Newly FDA-approved platform will rapidly “manufacture” stem cells to repair our bodies

January 31st, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have received FDA approval for a platform that can manufacture stem cells by the billions in just days, in contrast to previous methods of making stem cells that took months.

Stem cells treat baldness with PRP

August 26th, 2017 at 7:29 pm » Comments Off

Americans spend between one and four billion dollars a year treating hair loss. Now, four surgeons in the U.S. are testing a stem cell treatment in a non-surgical procedure. Overseas trials in Japan and Egypt are already showing some success.

Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

August 20th, 2017 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

A new study offers a deeper understanding of how hair grows, why it does not grow how it should, and what we can do about it.

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