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Japanese research team grows skin organ in mice using iPS cells

  • 2016/04/08

Japanese scientists said Saturday they have bioengineered the skin organ known as the integumentary system in mice using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Foto: Takashi Tsuji/RIKEN

The achievement is likely to lead to further progress in regenerative medicine to treat severe burns, skin diseases and hair loss as the organ contains all the layers of skin tissues and appendages, such as hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

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