Regenerative Medicine

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I was struck by this story on NPR about so-called “stem cell tourists.” Stem cell tourists are parents taking their children to China for injections of stem cells in hopes of curing a wide variety of diseases. I want to convey at least in some small way what an insanely bad idea this is: Jena…

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have created new beating hearts in culture using a technique called decellularization: Decellularization is the process of removing all of the cells from an organ — in this case an animal cadaver heart — leaving only the extracellular matrix, the framework between the cells, intact. After successfully removing all…