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Hybrid hepatocytes regenerate the liver without giving rise to cancer

A new study has revealed a previously unidentified group of cells that can regenerate liver tissue without forming tumors. Previously, researchers believed that a group of adult stem cells known as oval cells were responsible for the liver’s renowned regenerative properties, but it has since been proven that these stem cells develop into bile duct cells.

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Tiny beating human heart made from scratch

The micro-hearts are around half a millimetre in diameter, and each has its own ventricle-like chamber. It’s the first time that researchers have managed to create three-dimensional heart-like organs in the lab from stem cells alone, without using any sort of scaffold to create the organ’s shape.

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Interview with director of Cryobank of Institute of Cell Therapy, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Dr. Galyna Lobyntseva, Ph.D.

Having analyzed the most sensational scientific discoveries of the last decades, as well as the most cited scientific articles and international projects, which were supported with the largest grants, we came to the conclusion that most of them are devoted to the study of stem cells properties and their possible clinical application in regenerative medicine.

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