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Scientists Use Home Depot Parts for Human Tissue Project

Don’t try this DIY project at home: creating human tissue.

A team of medical researchers have developed technology they hope will eventually make replacement organs, such as livers and kidneys, for people, according to an article from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

The device, “made mostly from parts available at Home Depot for less than $200,” allows scientists “to pick up, carry and release the living microtissues without doing damage to them,” according to the article.

The machine takes mictrotissues containing thousands of cells and uses them as building blocks for human tissues, the article says.

The National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation have helped fund the research.

To read the Brown University article for more information on how the device works, click here.

About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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