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Kidney Organoids Created with Working Blood Vessels

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Bioengineering labs at Harvard University and affiliated hospitals used stem cells and three-dimensional printing to create kidney tissue chips with blood vessel networks. . . . → Read More: Kidney Organoids Created with Working Blood Vessels

Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Mini-brain spheroid

A three-dimensional brain tissue model, including a patient’s tumor cells, shows in lab tests an ability to test current and experimental cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Brain model

A clinical trial assessing stem cell treatments to repair long-term damage to brain cells from a stroke recruited its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

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A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of implanted stem cells to generate working beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, in patients with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair

Customized implants, produced on a 3-D printer and seeded with stem cells, are shown in tests with lab animals to restore nerve signals and functioning after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

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A developer of chip devices emulating heart tissue and a medical analytics company using artificial intelligence are jointly discovering new drugs to treat aging heart muscles. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

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A clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is on hold after a patient reported a severe reaction. . . . → Read More: Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on a provider of stem cell therapies indicating 12 people in 3 states were infected with bacteria from that company’s treatments. . . . → Read More: CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

E. coli bacteria

Food and Drug Administration recently warned GeneTech Inc. that its unauthorized stem cell regenerative medicine products, may be causing serious blood infections. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

Companies Partner on High-Resolution 3-D Tissue Printer

Holograph-X bioprinter

Two developers of tissue engineering technologies are building a three-dimensional bioprinter that produces high resolution, finely structured human tissue, including tiny blood vessels. . . . → Read More: Companies Partner on High-Resolution 3-D Tissue Printer