Wisconsin State Journal: Borrowing from nature: UW-Madison scientists use plants to grow stem cells

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This Wisconsin State Journal article features research by Bill Murphy, Harvey D. Spangler Professor of biomedical engineering.

To grow clusters of human stem cells that mimic organs in the lab and might be used someday in tissue implants, Bill Murphy, a UW-Madison professor of biomedical engineering, creates tiny scaffolds made of plastic or rubber. The three-dimensional scaffolds must support the cells and feed them, help them organize and allow them to communicate. More…