World's First Three-Organoid System Opens Doors for Medical Research and Diagnosis

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 General News
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Scientists at Cincinnati Children's use stem cells to grow connected, functioning set of miniature human liver, pancreas, biliary ducts

This image from a study published today in Nature shows the first days of development of the world's first connected set of human organoids--a liver, pancreas and biliary tract. The project was led by Takanori Takebe, MD, Cincinnati Children's. This discovery provides an organoid system that can be used as an advanced tool for studying how organs develop and how new drugs may affect functioning human tissue.



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