New method may help generate solid organs from stem cells

03/5/2009 | (India)

Researchers have devised a technique for solid-organ generation that involves putting stem cells in segments of well-vascularized tissue temporarily detached from laboratory animals and allowing them to settle before reconnecting them to the animal's circulatory system. The method overcomes the problem of a lack of available blood vessels, a researcher said. The researchers hope the stem cells in the tissues can be coaxed to turn into healthy, specialized cells and one day into whole transplantable organs.

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