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Human inner ear organs grown.
Researchers have successfully developed a method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells, a finding that could lead to new platforms to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

iPSCs
Induced pluripotent Stem Cells.

In Vitro
Latin for "in glass"; in a laboratory dish or test tube; an artificial environment.

In Vitro Fertilization
A technique that unites the egg and sperm in a laboratory instead of inside the female body.

In Vivo
Inside the body, “within the living”

Induced Stem Cells
Induced stem cells (iSC) are stem cells artificially derived from some other (somatic, reproductive, pluripotent etc.) cell types by induced (i.e. initiated, forced) epigenetic reprogramming.

Inhaled Insulin Approved [PDF]:
FDA panel approves drug maker MannKind's insulin inhaler 13 to 1.

Inner cell mass (ICM):
The cluster of cells inside the blastocyst. These cells give rise to the embryo and ultimately the fetus. The ICM cells are used to generate embryonic stem cells.

Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS):
Interstitial cystitis is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region.

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