stem cells

Organoids

Researchers Create Perfect Blood Vessels in a Petri Dish for the First Time

The researchers also demonstrated that it is possible to grow functioning human blood vessels in another species.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.19
Organoids

Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Spontaneously Produced ‘Human-Like’ Brain Waves for the First Time

The electrical activity of the lab-grown mini-brains was similar to that seen in premature infants and may help researchers understand brain development disorders.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.19.18
mini brain

This 3D Human 'Mini-Brain' Is Made of Stem Cells and Can Live For Months

Biologists from Tufts University have fine-tuned an environment for 3D test tube “mini-brains” so that they can function like a living nervous system for months.
Caroline Haskins
10.18.18
eyeballs

Biologists Grew a Human Retina in a Dish

These “organoids” help scientists understand how color vision develops in the eye’s cells.
Samantha Cole
10.11.18
DNA/IDK

Scientists Just Made Human Egg Cells from Human Blood for the First Time

It’s the first step toward being able to mass produce human eggs using other people’s body tissues or blood.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
Heart

Our Hearts Start Beating Before They’re Fully Formed

This research will help scientists figure out how to build new hearts in the lab.
Jovana Drinjakovic
10.13.16
Health

Stem Cell Therapy Mends Broken Hearts

Researchers gain a rare edge against America's most frequent killer.
Michael Byrne
10.10.16
FDA

There’s a Huge Unregulated Stem Cell Industry in the US

A new study finds well over 550 clinics in the US are selling unapproved stem cell treatments.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.2.16
Science

Stem Cells are Dangerously Overhyped, Warn Researchers

Sometimes a story is too good to be true.
Kate Lunau
5.12.16
study

Lab Grown ‘Mini Brains’ Shed Light on Zika’s Disastrous Effects

This new study confirms the virus’ terrible effect on the fetal cortex.
Louise Matsakis
4.23.16
studies

Two New Techniques Get Us Closer to Regenerating Eyeballs

Very different stem cell-based methods arrive at a common cause: restoring vision.
Michael Byrne
3.10.16
Science

This Infant Human Heart Was Grown From Stem Cells

Lab-grown heart microchambers could eliminate the need for some types of animal testing.
Emiko Jozuka
7.14.15
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