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Miniature human liver grown in mice

Miniature human liver grown in mice | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Cells self-organize and grow into functional organs after transplantation.
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Transplanting tiny 'liver buds' constructed from human stem cells restores liver function in mice, researchers have found. Although preliminary, the results offer a potential path towards developing treatments for the thousands of patients awaiting liver transplants every year.

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Bioengineered kidney makes urine

Regeneration and experimental orthotopic transplantation of a bioengineered kidney

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v19/n5/abs/nm.3154.html

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Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have created a bioengineered kidney that can be transplanted back into a rat, where it begins making urine. Nature Medicine takes a look at how growing organs in the laboratory might someday be the solution to help people with end-organ failure.

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