Tuesday, October 23, 2007

PRAYER ALERT: Research in "womb-on-a-chip"

Scientists try to build a better 'womb' for IVF

"10 mouse eggs on a razor-thin microchip lined with a "bed" of cultured uterus tissue."

Teruo Fujii and his colleagues believe their "womb-on-a-chip" is superior to growing embryos in the static environment of a Petri dish, the way in-vitro fertilization clinics now prepare embryos for implantation into a mother's womb. Eventually, they hope it will lead to better outcomes for infertile women.


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