medications

Focus on Technology
1:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Testing New Medications Using Tissue Chips

Doctoral Student Kyle McCracken looks at a partially functioning stomach he has grown from human stem cells

Ann Thompson’s Focus on Technology reports researchers are developing tissue chips that accurately model human organs, such as the lungs, liver and heart. As a result, scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and others may be able to test new drugs faster, safer, and more cost effectively than present methods.

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