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Tag: Organoids

David Gobel at EARD2020
March 05, 2021
In his presentation at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, David Gobel of the Methuselah Foundation discusses current innovations in a historical context. He discusses a past without drug or food regulation, and brings up the Poison Squad, a group of people who self-experimented in order to determine what substances were and were not toxic. He then...
Lungs
November 11, 2020
Using a novel 3D lung organoid model, new research published in Cell Stem Cell has shed light on the body's infection response to COVID-19. LungsOur lungs transfer ambient oxygen into the bloodstream while transferring out carbon dioxide. The airflow generated by our lungs also allows for speech as it passes through our vocal cords. Lung...
Synthetic organs
September 09, 2020
This is part one of a new weekly series focusing on recent advancements in the field of regenerative medicine. The field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) is a large and rapidly growing field that has implications for the field of longevity. Broadly, the field of TERM is working...
Organ chip
March 03, 2020
Researchers from the Universities of Harvard and Tel Aviv have succeeded in linking up to 10 "organs-on-a-chip" via an analog of human vasculature. The invention allows for in vitro testing of drug toxicity and action, taking us one step closer to automated clinical trials and the development of personalized drugs. Chipping away at trial duration...
Synthetic organs
September 24, 2019
The ability to create synthetic organs has long been desired in medicine. If we could make synthetic organs for patients from their own cells, we could replace injured or damaged organs without risking the body rejecting the organ. This would have huge implications for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases, among others. For years,...
June 05, 2019
Today, we wish to highlight a new open access publication in which the researchers take a novel approach to the regeneration of the thymus, a small but vitally important organ that is key to our immune system. The thymus shrinks as we age The thymus is one of the most important organs in the body,...