Scientists May Have Found The Secret Of Making Man-Made Organs

March 6, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – Two scientists from UC Berkley have announced that they have created cells that can be converted into tissue, which works to secrete and respond to various hormones in the body.

This creation, made by Zev J Gartner and Caroloyn Bertozzi, is still a small scale model of what they hope to achieve, but the two say that it is the first step in creating genetically grown human organs, which they claim is now right around the corner.

“While the synthetic tissues today comprise only a handful of cells, they could eventually be scaled up to make artificial organs,” an official statement from the department said. “Those could help scientists understand the interactions among cells in the body and might some day substitute for human organs.”

Among other uses, they two biologists believe this technique may also be used to create stem cells from scratch, eliminating the need for human embryos, or dangerous virus-effected cells, all together.

“We are really taking this into the third dimension now, which for me is particularly exciting. We are not simply linking cells together, we are linking them together in 3-D arrangements, which introduces a whole new level of cellular behavior which you would never see in 2-D environments,” Gartner told the media.


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