Scientists develop artificial kidney that may end dialysis

Scientists at the University of California San Francisco have developed a bioreactor device that uses human kidney cells cultured in the laboratory and mimics some of the key functions of a kidney.

Scientists create the world's first 'synthetic' embryos

A team of stem cell researchers in Israel was able to create the world’s first synthetic embryos from mice stem cells, a scientific feat that could hold the key to ending animal testing in medical research and offer new solutions to healing people.

Scientists 3D print a tiny live heart using patient's own cells

A team of Israel researchers revealed the 3D printed heart that completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of a human patient. 

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.