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Scientists assemble working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.
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Pig organ transplant to save babies’ lives

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Pig organ transplant to save babies’ lives
A team of doctors in Britain is to become the first in the world to modify pig organs to treat newborn babies with birth defects.
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Spinach leaves are the secret ingredient for growing heart tissue in a lab
The team built on this discovery by first removing the plant cells from a spinach leaf, and then demonstrating that it’s possible to use the veins remaining in the leaf structure to transport fluid and small particles, the approximate size of blood cells. In addition to this, they seeded heart cells on the plant scaffold to show that the scaffold can serve as a basis for building heart muscle.
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Lab-grown mini-organs help model disease, test new drugs
Scientists have created a veritable zoo of “organoids,” including livers, pancreases, stomachs, hearts, kidneys, and even mammary and salivary glands
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New Advance May Help Organs Survive Deep Freeze

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New Advance May Help Organs Survive Deep Freeze
Early work suggests nanoparticles may help rewarm cryopreserved tissue
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Wait not in vain

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Wait not in vain
After decades of piecemeal progress, the science of cryogenically storing human organs is warming up.
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