articles tagged: stem cells
3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
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3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic
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how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic

Politicians and the public want short-term solutions to the opioid epidemic. But they aren't tackling its root cause: legitimate chronic pain.

why we can’t grow a mature, implantable heart for you just yet
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why we can’t grow a mature, implantable heart for you just yet

We can't print fully functioning human organs suitable for transplantation just yet, but new experiments are getting close.

why you may want to hold off on stem cell therapy for now…
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why you may want to hold off on stem cell therapy for now…

Doctors are already offering stem cells via injections and IV drips to treat complex soft tissue damage. But their treatments are far from being ready for prime time...

if you build a better mouse…
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if you build a better mouse…

Scientists are one step closer to creating on demand organs out of adult skin cells thanks to some very unusual clones of lab mice.

stem cells redux
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stem cells redux

We need to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research if we want to help millions of people who suffer from complex degenerative diseases.