Lab-Engineered Intestinal Tissue Could Be Used to Treat Bowel Disease, Two Studies Demonstrate

Lab-Engineered Intestinal Tissue Could Be Used to Treat Bowel Disease, Two Studies Demonstrate
Wake Forest University researchers have engineered sphincter muscles and intestines to replace damaged tissue in rabbits and rats with digestive system illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease. “Our goal is to use a patient’s own cells to engineer replacement tissue in the lab for devastating conditions that affect the digestive system,” Dr. Khalil N. Bitar, a

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