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Transforming the spleen into a functioning liver

Many patients worldwide die while waiting for organ transplants. To propose a solution, over the past few decades, scientists have promised to create functional tissues in a laboratory. The aim of such 'tissue engineering' is to use living cells – building blocks of organs –... click to read more

  • Lei Dong | Professor at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Chunming Wang | Associate professor at State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Lintao Wang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing; State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Jun 30, 2021
De-liver-ing blood and immune cells to the developing human

Some blood and immune disorders have origins during early human development. To treat these diseases effectively, we must understand what is occurring during normal development and how critical changes in cellular expansion could lead to disease. In adulthood, our blood and immune cells are made in... click to read more

  • Emily Stephenson | PhD student at Biosciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Laura Jardine | Lecturer at Biosciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Views 2021
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 25, 2020