human organs

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Under a leafy litter, native wood and tree frogs are sleeping in a kind of frozen hibernation. Researchers hope chemicals in their blood that permit this suspended state can translate into a longer shelf life for transplantable human organs.

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In what's believed to be the first dedicated facility at a pediatric medical center, Cincinnati Children's is planning to launch the Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) to grow human organs.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers have perfected a technique they were working on more than two years ago, as reported in this story by WVXU, using pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, 3D human stomach tissue in a lab. Before they generated human intestinal tissue, now that they have made stomach tissue.