Scientists Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

August 25, 2014 6:16 PM

6 0

Scientists Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

The feat--the creation of a working thymus gland from "reprogrammed" embryonic cells--is seen as an important step toward the development of laboratory-grown organs and a potential fix for the chronic shortage of donor organs.

"The ability to grow replacement organs from cells in the lab is one of the 'holy grails' in regenerative medicine," Prof. Clare Blackburn, professor of tissue stem cell biology at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the leader of the team of researchers who g...

Read more

To category page

Loading...