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Stories by Monya Baker

Miniature Human Liver Grown in Mice

Transplanted "liver buds" self-organized to grow into functional organs, staving off death in mice with liver failure

July 3, 2013 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine

Bendable Needles Developed to Deliver Stem Cells into Brains

The flexible needles could help doctors deliver stem cells to broader areas of the brain with fewer injections. Such therapies are being investigated for Parkinson's disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders...

March 5, 2013 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine

Safety of Induced Stem Cells Gets a Boost

Fears of an immune response to replacement tissues have been overestimated, new research suggests, rejecting previous findings about possible side effects

January 10, 2013 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine

Brain Cells Made from Urine

Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem cells, such as the risk of developing tumors and difficulties in obtaining blood samples from children...

December 10, 2012 — Monya Baker and Nature magazine
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