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Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney

Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say.
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While a long time away, developments such as this hold out long term promise of a revolution for organ transplants in the future, potentially removing the need for immunosuppressants and increasing the number of available organs for those waiting for treatment. Click on the image or title to learn more.

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Cancers Genomes and their Implications for Curing Cancer (by Bert Vogelstein, JHU)

The full lecture title is "Cancers - Their Genomes, Microenvironments, and Susceptibility to Bacteria-based Therapies" by Bert Vogelstein. The Johns Hopkins Center for Biotechnology Education and the Department of Biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences hosted the American Society for Microbiology's Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) on the Homewood campus. Bert Vogelstein gave the closing plenary lecture, "Cancers - Their Genomes, Microenvironments, and Susceptibility to Bacteria-based Therapies". He teaches at John Hopkins University.

ASMCUE, now in its 18th year, is a professional development conference for approximately 300 educators. Each year, its steering committee organizes a program that offers access to premier scientists in diverse specialties and to educators leading biology education reform efforts. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.asmcue.org/page02d.shtml


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