April 3, 2006
Lab-grown Bladder An Important Step In Replacing Diseased Tissues And OrgansTopics: Medicine
US scientists have successfully implanted bladders grown in the lab from patients' own cells into people with bladder disease.
The researchers, from North Carolina's Wake Forest University, describe seven successful cases, in some of which the implanted organs have worked for years.
The achievement, details of which have been published online by The Lancet, is being described as a "milestone". One of the researchers described these results as one small step in our ability to go forward in replacing damaged tissues and organs, and said that it could prove to be particularly useful for people with bladder cancer.
Cross posted by Hyscience
Posted by Richard at April 3, 2006 10:39 PM
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