Growing hope: New organs? Not yet, but stem cell research is getting closer

Image by Lori O’Brien/McMahon Lab, illustration by Mira Nameth


If you lose a limb, it’s lost for life. If you damage a kidney, you won’t grow a new one. And if you have a heart attack, the scars are there to stay.

But regenerative medicine is poised to change all of this. Building new tissue is within sight, and USC scientists are among the field’s pioneers.

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