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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Grow Your Own Organs

Bladders specifically. Pretty cool.
The tissue was created by taking a small sample of bladder from a patient and growing muscle and bladder cells in a nutrient bath. The cells were then encouraged to grow over a biodegradable bladder-shaped scaffold made of collagen. After a further two months, the full organ had formed, ready for transplantation.


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