Anthony Atala

Jul. 05, 2013

Building a Liver From Stem Cells

Researchers say they have created a functional human liver using induced pluripotent stem cells.

liver, organ transplant, organ repair, stem cells, medicine, growing an organ, growing a liver, Anthony Atala, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, pluripotent

Sep. 21, 2012

What the Doctor Ordered: Building New Body Parts

Spray-on skin, made-to-order muscle, and print-out kidneys aren't just science fiction anymore.

regeneration, bioengineering, body parts, regrow, injury, tissue, bionic man, regenerative medicine

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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