Saturday, June 24, 2006

Transplant patients receive own cells

The first patients have received organs grown from their own tissue in the laboratory.  Bladders have been grown from people’s own muscle and bladder cells – work done by the Advanced Urology Institute in Illinois.  I think the whole are of tissue regeneration is set to take off over the next 3-5 years.

 

For more on stem cells and other similar issues of tissue regeneration see:

 

http://www.globalchange.com/stemcells2.htm

 

 

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