organoids

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Thirty-two-year-old doctor Takanori Takebe and his staff at Cincinnati Children's Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, along with Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have succeeded in growing a connected set of three organs: the liver, pancreas and biliary ducts. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center scientists, in the process of creating a human gastrointestinal system in a lab, have grown an esophagus.

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Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids.