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Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

A multi-disciplinary team designed a lab-on-a-chip device using hydrodynamic forces to find and help identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Finds, Collects Circulating Tumor Cells

Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Experimental treatments using patients’ own stem cells were shown in a pilot test to heal painful chronic wounds on their legs and feet. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

A start-up enterprise seeking to create replacement human tissue and organs with three-dimensional printing is raising $1.8 million in seed capital. . . . → Read More: 3-D Organ Printing Company Gains Seed Funds

Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

A simpler technique using nanoscale particles was shown in lab tests to deliver messenger RNA to reprogram cells for gene therapies, including changes in T-cells in the immune system now approved to treat a type of leukemia. . . . → Read More: Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

A team from three universities is developing in the lab synthetic islet cells, the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, for eventual transplantation in people with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Researchers in the U.K. devised 3-D printing techniques for human and animal cells to produce functioning tissue with multiple types of cells. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Skin grafts derived from genetically edited stem cells were shown in tests with lab mice to reduce glucose levels and weight gain that result from a high-fat diet. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

The Three Most Revolutionary Emerging Sciences

Advanced technology has created new areas of study, so here are the top three. . . . → Read More: The Three Most Revolutionary Emerging Sciences

Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS

California’s agency supporting stem cell research for regenerative medicine is helping fund a clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Calif. Agency Supporting Late Stem Cell Trial for ALS