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Laboratory Grown Tissues Was More Effective

Tissues grown in the lab from stem cells may fail to live up their therapeutic promise because the cells choose their own fate. For the last 20 years, scientists have worked to engineer tissues for use in a range of conditions, such as osteoarthritis or heart failure.

Stem Cells

They do this by placing stem cells those that can become any kind of cell in biodegradable 3-D structures, or "scaffolds," in the laboratory. However, lab-grown tissues often fail to be fully effective as treatments when transplanted into patients. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Lack Of Estrogen Leads To Memory Problems

Lack of estrogen may play a role in the development of anxiety and memory problems, according to a new rodent study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference in Knoxville, Tenn.