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Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine

Thursday, January 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine Grown Using Human Cells

 

By Chuck Seegert, Ph.D.

Med Device Online 1/15/15

 

Taking stem cells normally found in the small intestine, researchers grew a tissue-engineered version that replicates many of the functions seen in normal intestinal tissue. The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles team was able to show that the new tissue contained mucosal lining, supported structures, and had the ability to absorb nutrients. Eventually, it may help children with intestines that have been congenitally malformed.

 

Click here to read the full article in Med Device Online 1/15/15


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