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possible to grow functioning human blood vessels in another species

A team of researchers has managed to grow “perfect” human blood vessels in a Petri dish and a non-human animal for the first time.

As detailed in a study published Tuesday in Nature, organoids—biomasses grown from stem cells that mimic human organs—were grown after researchers identified an important pathway that prevents changes to blood vessels, a major cause of death in diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

“Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem cells is a game changer,” Josef Penninger, director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia and lead author of the study, said in a statement. “Every single organ in our body is linked with the circulatory system [so] this could potentially allow researchers to unravel the causes and treatments for a variety of vascular diseases.”  .  .  .

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pa579z/researchers-create-perfect-blood-vessels-in-a-petri-dish-for-the-first-time




Chalk up yet another victory for adult stem cell research.
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