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James Wells is one of this year's Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Distinguished Investigators, receives a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the foundation of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Read Article >  

Cells from the stomach grown in the laboratory, or “miniature organs,” could aid research into common gastrointestinal diseases and improve drug research. Read Article > 

Growing a working stomach, or “mini-organ,” in the lab can allow experts to understand human digestion in new ways, helping to more accurately explore how certain diseases and drugs affect the human stomach. Read Article >

Tiny organs called organoids that grow and live in a petri dish but function like an actual organ can help to better understand how the human stomach works.  Read Article >

Gut tissue grown in the lab and successfully grafted into mice brings us closer to growing gut tissue transplants, an advance that could benefit people with certain digestive diseases.  Read Article >

“Organoids” derived from stem cells help show how embryos develop and why adults get certain diseases and may possibly be used as treatments in the future. Read Article >

Lab-grown model stomachs made from stem cells, or gastric organoids, are representative of the actual organs and will open the door to experimentation. Read Article > 

Human stem cells were used to create miniature versions of the stomach that will allow researchers to better study illnesses and they may even be used as a potential treatment. Read Article >

Two different kinds of stem cells that can be turned into complex layers of intestinal tissue may be transformed into organoids which can be used to study intestinal diseases. Read Article >