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UCLA Discovery That Migrating Cells 'Turn Tight' Has Implications for Engineering Tissues, Organs

February 17, 2012

engineering graphic What if we could engineer a liver or kidney from a patient's own stem cells? Or regenerate tissue damaged by diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis? A new UCLA study brings scientists a little closer to these possibilities by providing a better understanding of how tissue is formed and organized in the body. Full Story

University of California, Los Angeles, Health Sciences

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