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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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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