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Organoids produce embryonic heart

Bioengineers have used organoids - tiny lab-grown organs - to mimic the early development of the heart in the mouse embryo. The work is another step towards future bioartificial organs for research and transplants.

Nov 11th, 2020

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I quit sugar: making biofactories that run on waste

Scientists have found a way to use waste products as yeast feed. This exciting discovery opens up the possibility of fuelling biofactories without devoting arable land to producing sugars for them, but also because of the larger role methylotrophic organisms play in the environment.

Nov 5th, 2020

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An artificial cell on a chip

Scientists have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with the desired properties.

Oct 28th, 2020

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