epithelium :

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  • n  membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body

  • Tiny finger-like projections in the small intestine's lining absorb fluid and nutrients into the blood through the capillary-rich layer beneath the epithelium.
  • I wonder: What drug is used to stop lactation and what influence might that have on the breast ductal epithelium? The inflammatory hypothesis rings hollow at the moment: I feel .
  • Although the epithelium always grew back, the cornea retained its new shape.
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  • Pilot clinical study into iPS cell therapy for eye disease starts in Japan
    ( RIKEN ) RIKEN is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot study to assess the safety and feasibility of the transplantation of autologous induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium cell sheets in patients with exudative (wet-type) age-related macular degeneration.
    July 30, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Cells move as concentration shifts
    ( Springer ) New research sheds new light on the physical mechanisms provoking the displacement of a sheet of cell, known as an epithelium. It covers our organs including the stomach and intestine, as well as our epidermis. In a paper about to appear in EPJ E, Martine Ben Amar from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, explains the importance of understanding the displacement of the ...
    July 29, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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