October 25, 2020

The Niche

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Very cool adult stem cell and organ regeneration series in NY Times

stem cell transplantThe NY Times has just run a 3-part, high-profile series on the developing biomedical area of adult stem cell-based tissue regeneration and organ transplant. See picture above (from NY Times) of rat hearts and lungs being “washed” of cells to be used as scaffolds for growing new organs.

You can read the three articles here:

Part 1: A First: Organs Tailor-Made with Body’s Own Cells

Part 2: Human Muscle, Regrown on Animal Scaffolding

Part 3: One Day, Growing Spare Parts Inside the Body

I highly recommend this series.

The writing is excellent.

The articles are largely free of hype, but at the same time capture the valid hope, excitement, and promise of adult stem cells for transforming medicine.