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Old 07-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #29
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Lab-made organ implanted for first time


A guy was in desperate need of a trachea transplant but no cadaver organs were available. Doctors made a plastic mold of a trachea and covered it with stem cells harvested from the patient's own bone marrow. The stem cells bonded together into a useable trachea tube and since the lab grown organ was made from the patient's own cells the orgran wasn't rejected. Quite the contrary -- in a remarkable discovery, doctors noticed the body began growing new veins to supply the new organ with blood.

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