Team first to grow genetically engineered mini livers

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are the first to grow genetically modified miniature human livers in the laboratory, to emulate human liver disease progression and test therapeutics.

Lab-Grown 'Perfect' Human Blood Vessels Are a Thing Now

An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are grown in a petri dish.

Researchers grow a placenta in a petri dish

We know a placenta is essential for a successful pregnancy, but we don’t really know exactly how it works because we’ve had no experimental models we can use to study it. Until now.

Researchers create a functional salivary gland organoid

A research group from Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that produces saliva like normal glands.

Scientists Complete the Successful Transplant of Lab-Grown Lungs

The achievement opens up the possibility of using similarly bioengineered lungs for humans in need of a lung transplant.

Human Trials for Artificial Kidney Could Begin This Year in US

An implantable bioartificial kidney may be ready for human trials by the end of the year, according to a recent update from the researchers.

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

A robotic system has been developed to automate the production of human mini-organs derived from stem cells. This will expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery.

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

Researchers hope an artificial womb used to incubate healthy baby lambs can be used in future technology for premature babies.

This Squishy Artificial Heart is Amazing

Researchers in Europe have created a soft artificial heart that mimics the real one. The approach could revolutionize the way patients with heart disease are treated.

Researchers create 3-D beating heart

Scientists have now found a way to create 3-D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony that will lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments.

Beating Human Hearts Grown In Laboratory Using Stem Cells

Right now, there are 4,186 people waiting for a heart transplant in the U.S., but with a huge donor shortage not all of these patients are likely to survive.

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Transplantable Human Ear

Scientists have developed an innovative 3D bioprinter capable of generating replacement tissue that's strong enough to withstand transplantation. To show its power, the scientists printed a jaw bone, muscle, and cartilage structures, as well as a stunningly accurate human ear.

Glowing 4D-printed flowers could pave way for replacement organs

This delicate, glowing flower could one day save your life. It’s the latest example of “4D printing” – 3D printed objects that change their shape over time – and it can move in a way that mimics natural processes. Similar materials could find a use in creating replacement organs in our bodies.