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'Synthetic embryo' breakthrough but growing human organs a long way off

‘Synthetic embryo’ breakthrough but growing human organs a long way off

Stem cell researchers say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilization for the first time, but the possibility of using such technology to grow human organs for transplant remains remote. The breakthrough was hailed as a major step forward, although some experts said the results could not be considered entirely embryonic …

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Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models From Stem Cells

Without eggs, sperm or uterus: synthetic embryo models could enable growing organs for transplantation

Credit: Weizmann Institute of Science Without eggs, sperm, or uterus: synthetic mouse embryo models created solely from stem cells An egg meets a sperm – it is a necessary first step in the beginning of life. In embryonic development research, it is also a common first step. But in a new study published on August …

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Researchers show how lymphatic organs are associated with microglia and brain development in zebrafish

Researchers show how lymphatic organs are associated with microglia and brain development in zebrafish

During the embryonic stage of brain development, some neurons and synapses form properly and connect, but others do not, causing some bits and pieces to be discarded. This leaves behind dead or dying cells and requires the central nervous system to employ a type of cleanup staff. Microglial cells take up that challenge, “eat” the …

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Stem cells are inflated: We are one step closer to making organs in a dish

Using a mouse model, researchers have deciphered an alternative path taken by certain cells to make organs and used that knowledge to utilize a new type of stem cell as a potential source of organs in a dish. Imagine if you could repair damaged tissue in our organs. This is what stem cell research is …

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