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Human Platelets Generated in Bioreactor

Bioscience Technology, Source: HMS ~ July 23, 2014 Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work might help address blood transfusion needs worldwide. The study is published in Blood. “The ability to generate an alternative source of functional human platelets

Manufacturing New Gut to Treat GI Diseases

ScienceDaily, by Staff Dec. 3, 2013 — For those living with gastrointestinal disorders, such as ulcers or Crohn's disease, treatment often means quelling uncomfortable symptoms through medications or dietary changes. But what if one day treatment meant doing away with the old gut for a new gut free of inflamed or diseased tissues? That is