0810_SALIVA_b2 [Researchers aim to grow salivary glands using patient’s own cells]

Researchers have shown that salivary cells cultured outside the body can be coaxed into forming organized structures similar to those found in the body. These images show cells marked with fluorescent dyes that identify specific proteins found in salivary tissues.

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