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Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled – no animal testing needed

The bone marrow-on-a-chip could also be used in the future to maintain a cancer patient’s own marrow temporarily
The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals, Institute researchers report in the May 4, 2014 online issue of Nature Methods. The device, dubbed “bone marrow-on-a-chip,” gives

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