A group of researchers has announced new advances in the study on how to obtain complete organs for transplants by mechanically generating stem cell tissue, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances.
According to the work collected by specialized media, a team at the Institute for Life and Health Sciences at the University of Kyoto (Japan) has done significant research on how cells behave to model tissues, expand them, and extending them would facilitate the path to the mechanical creation of complete organs.
Specifically, researchers have focused on generating an eye and how spherical mold is modeled.
"Although our study shows the possibility of controlling in-vitro organ forms using appropriate mechanical and predictive-based incentives, current techniques are still limited," said Mototsugu Eiraku, chief research scientist in statements made by Scientific Progress.
Another author, Saturo Okuda, explained that until now the bases that led each cell to modulate to reach the organ silhouette were "uncertain."
Experts have developed a computer simulation system that calculates the formation of three-dimensional tissue structures, based on which they have built a virtual eye to predict the process of cellular sphere formation.
Based on this, and by applying it to mice cells, the researchers mechanically strain certain cell points by obtaining the expected effect of changing the shape of the tissue based on predictions.