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Scientists have grown a model human esophagus using pluripotent stem cells for the first time.
27 September, 2018
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- By precisely timing the application of different chemicals, scientists have grown a small, model esophagus from stem cells.
- They used the model esophagus to clarify why a certain congenital condition occurs.
- Using this technique, future researchers will be able to understand the nature of diseases better, develop new treatments, and even repair damaged esophagi.