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Super Realistic Lab-Grown Skin Even Sprouts Hair

Using stem cells, Japanese scientists have grown artificial skin that contains sweat glands and hair follicles. These highly realistic skin patches could eventually be used to treat burn victims and replace animals in the testing of chemicals.

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George Dvorsky

April 1st

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Scientists Have Created Both a New Type of Stem Cell and a Video To Tell You About It

Almost all the cells in your body have two sets of 23 chromosomes, for a total of 46 chromosomes. These are diploid cells. Your sperm or your egg cells, called haploid cells, only have 23 chromosomes. For the first time, scientists have made human stem cells with haploid cells. This could lead to a lot of important medical treatments.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 16th

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3D Bioprinting Just Took A Major Step Forward

Credit: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that’s strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, and cartilage structures, as well as a stunningly accurate human ear.

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George Dvorsky

February 15th

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New ‘Mini-Brains’ Could Put Thousands of Lab Animals Out of Work

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have produced tiny brains made of human neurons and cells. These mini-brains could radically change how drugs are tested, replacing the many animals currently being used for neurological scientific research.

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George Dvorsky

February 12th

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New ‘Mini-Brains’ Could Put Thousands of Lab Animals Out of Work

Credit: Thomas Hartung/CAAT

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have produced tiny brains made of human neurons and cells. These mini-brains could radically change how drugs are tested, replacing the many animals currently being used for neurological scientific research.

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George Dvorsky

February 12th

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We’re One Step Closer to Being Able to Regrow a Lost Tooth

We’re one step closer to being able to regrow a lost tooth, thanks to a new study showing it’s possible to grow multiple teeth from a single root. These teeth can then be implanted to become fully functional. Thus far it has only been tested in rats, but it could lead to a potential revolution in human dental care.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

December 18th

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Now We Can Grow Kidney Structures from Stem Cells

Two research teams in the last two months have published studies on kidney structures grown from stem cells, which might be a step toward personalized replacement organs grown from patients’ own cells.

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Kiona Smith-Strickland

October 18th

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Synthetic Blood Transfusions Are Coming

Cancer-curing Cylon baby blood may still be a fantasy, but with the next two years, two human volunteers will be receiving the very first blood transplants manufactured in a lab, the British National Health Service announced last week.

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Maddie Stone

June 28th

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That Miraculous But Controversial Stem Cell Study Has Been Retracted

That Miraculous But Controversial Stem Cell Study Has Been Retracted

Remember a few months ago when the world stared slack-jawed at the scientist who turned blood cells into stem cells in a matter of minutes? This miraculous breakthrough could change medicine as we know it. Too bad it wasn't true. The study has now been officially retracted.

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Adam Clark Estes

June 4th

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Stem Cell Researchers Just Figured Out How to Create New Embryos

Stem Cell Researchers Just Figured Out How to Create New Embryos

A team of researchers from the University of Virginia just made scientific history: They figured out how to turn stem cells into full blown fish embryos. In other words, scientists can now control embryonic development, a key to being able to grow organs and even entire organism from stem cells.

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Adam Clark Estes

April 4th

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