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November 20, 2020
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3D bioprinted algae can be harnessed as a sustainable source of oxygen for human cells in engineered vascularized tissues, researchers report. They embedded the bioprinted photosynthetic algae, along with human liver-derived cells, in a 3D hydrogel matrix to create honeycomb-shaped tissues with lobules, similar to the human liver.
September 9, 2019
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New research has more than tripled the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation. Scientists have modified a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers and successfully applied it to human livers.
December 9, 2020
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Bioengineers have developed a 3D printing technique that creates the interacting networks for transport of air, blood, and other bodily fluids—a major step toward 3D printed replacement organs.
December 9, 2020
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A team funded in part by the NIBIB and led by University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers has developed a new method for thawing frozen tissue that may enable long-term storage and subsequent viability of tissues and organs for transplantation. The method, called nanowarming, prevents tissue damage during the rapid thawing process that would precede a transplant.
December 3, 2020
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Researchers have created a microfluidic device that produces millions of droplets containing liver microtissues help screen drugs for liver toxicity.
December 9, 2020
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People can monitor their alcohol intake from their smart-phone thanks to NIBIB-funded engineers. A device worn on the skin can detect alcohol in perspiration.
October 2, 2019
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A team of researchers have created a 'liver on a chip,' a model of liver tissue that replicates the metabolic variations found throughout the organ.
October 3, 2019
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Researchers find magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) imaging provides highly accurate, less invasive method to detect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.