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12 years 3 weeks ago #8244 by momof4
That is the hospital where my husband is receiveing cancer treatment! One of the reasons we moved here is because they were so cutting edge! It ;) won't help us, but hopefully alot of others!!

Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #8237 by star
More good news on transplants

April 4, 2006 7:06 AM
Categories: Science


American scientists from North Carolina’s Wake Forest University have implanted the first laboratory-engineered organs, grown from the patients’ own cells.

To grow new bladder tissue, his team biopsied cells from the muscle and lining of the bladder walls in individual patients. These cells were cultured in the lab, then seeded onto a specially constructed, biodegradable mould, or scaffold, shaped like a bladder.

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