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Submission + - Candy Coating Inspires Lab-Grown Blood Vessels (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: Scientists have developed a water-soluble carbohydrate glass based on a decoration used on cakes and lollipops. The material can be cast into a variety of shapes, is completely nontoxic, and, when it has done its job, will dissolve naturally in the moist environment of lab-grown tissue, leaving behind spaces that can carry blood to cells. The advance solves one of the major problems of growing new organs in the laboratory.
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Candy Coating Inspires Lab-Grown Blood Vessels

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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