Media Interview & Articles
New York Times, 01/26/17
--New prospects for growing human replacement organs in animals
Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease, according to new research. The findings show that it may be possible to reduce transplant shortages one day by growing organs from one species in the body of another. Hiromitsu Nakauchi, professor of genetics, is the senior author of the study. The research is highlighted here and in articles from numerous outlets including Discover Magazine, International Business Times (U.K.), Live Science, New Scientist, Tech Times, The Verge, Quartz, a Stanford Medicine press release, and others.
The study showed that interspecies organ transplants are not only possible but also can be done effectively and safely, said Hiromitsu Nakauchi, a stem cell researcher at Stanford University and the University of Tokyo who is the senior author of the study.
Los Angeles Times, 01/27/17
--Embryos that are human-pig hybrids offer hope for patients who need organ transplants
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. This article references another recent study led byHiromitsu Nakauchi, a professor of genetics, that shows mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease.
Stanford Medicine Press Release