organs

Shape

Researchers Have Discovered a New Shape, and It’s Inside Your Skin

The “scutoid” is a newly uncovered geometrical creation, and the secret to why our organs are shaped the way they are.
Michael Gaynor
7.27.18
Transplants

Reprogramming Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

This could mean safer life-saving organ transplants.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.5.17
future

3D Printed Organs Look, Feel and Bleed Like the Real Thing

The realistic-feeling organs help medical students and for doctors practice difficult surgeries ahead of time.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.13.16
medicine

Is It Ethical to Grow Human Organs Inside Animal Chimeras?

Even if creating human-animal “chimeras” is not intrinsically wrong, is there an ethical problem in experimenting on and harvesting organs from a creature that is part-human?
Jonathan Hughes
6.8.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is the Appendix Still a Thing?

You'd think we would have evolved to not have useless, exploding organs anymore.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.6.16
Science

A New Supermaterial Lets This Artificial Heart Pump Like the Real Thing

Researchers want it to be used as a prosthetic heart in the future.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
Heart

It's Taking More than Two Months to Preserve this 400-Pound Whale Heart

The largest heart on Earth.
Rachel Pick
8.25.15
short circuit

Researchers Are Getting Closer to 3D Printing Brains

The complex structure of the brain can be replicated with a simple handheld printer.
Kari Paul
8.13.15
Science

The Living, Breathing 'Human on a Chip' Is Coming

Researchers are combining human cells and polymers to make a very trippy contraption for medical testing.
Emiko Jozuka
6.25.15
jacked in

The Brain Market: How to Acquire Brains Both Legally and Illegally

Why it doesn't pay to be a brain dealer.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.15
Bones

This Rat Limb Was Grown in the Lab

Researchers stripped cells from a rat's arm, then used it as a base to grow new ones.
Emiko Jozuka
6.4.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

Here's Why You're Not Eating Chicken Breast Grown in a Lab (Yet)

As you might expect, there are unanswered questions about technical feasibility, and the environmental impact it could cause.
Christian Borys
3.13.15
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