Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bio Engineered Organs

Organ transplants have always been a tricky business, first you have to find a viable match for the person who needs it and then there is always the chance of rejection.  Scientists have dreamed of building organs in a lab but generating the structure of a working organ has always been a tricky prospect.  However due to a recent study at Harvard this dream is becoming more real.  Scientists have successfully stripped a cadaver rat kidney of all native cells leaving only and cellular matrix of the kidney and have successfully implanted the


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hosts cells and grew an functional kidney which was later successfully implanted in the host rat.
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