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Scientists create human esophagus in stem cell first

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Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Updated: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:48
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The esophagus runs from the throat into the stomach
The esophagus runs from the throat into the stomach

For the first time, researchers have managed to create a human esophagus in the laboratory. This may pave the way for new, recistronrative treatments.

The oesophagus runs from the throat into the stomach.

The oesophagus is the muscular tube that moves the food and liquids we ingest from our throats all the way to our stomachs.

This organ is made of different types of tissue, including muscle, connective tissue, and mucose membrane.

Scientists at the Cincinnati Children's Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) in Ohio have unnaturally adult these tissues in the laboratory exploitation pluripotent stem cells, or stem cells that can take any form and create any tissue in the body.

The team — which was led by Jim Wells, Ph.D., the chief scientific officer at CuSTOM — grew fully formed human esophagi in the laboratory and elaborate its collection in a paper published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

To their cognition, this is the first time that so much a deed has been achieved exploitation only pluripotent stem cells.

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