Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted to Animals

Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted to Animals

For the first time, Japanese researchers have successfully grown a pair of kidneys in a lab and then transplanted them into animals. The organs functioned just fine, and this gives...

a) Optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy of sO2 in a mouse ear; b) acoustic-resolution photoacoustic microscopy of normalized total hemoglobin concentration, (hemoglobin), in a human palm; c) linear-array photoacoustic CT of normalized methylene blue concentration, (dye), in a rat sentinel lymph node (SLN); d) circular-array photoacoustic CT of cerebral hemodynamic changes, Δ(hemoglobin), in response to one-sided whisker stimulation in rat; e) photoacoustic endoscopy of a rabbit esophagus and adjacent internal organs, including the trachea and lung. UST = ultrasonic transducer. Courtesy of Dr. Lihong V. Wang.

Imaging Cancer with Sound and Light

In 2003, Dr. Lihong V. Wang at Washington University introduced one of the most exciting technologies we've had the chance to see in a long while. By combining ultrasound and light absorption,...

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These rocks in your head keep you balanced

The beautiful colored image above might look like beach pebbles, yet in reality it shows a glimpse from an even tinnier world - it's a colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM)...

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