British lab growing human body parts

But it's from here that Seifalian leads University College London's Department of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine. When the nose is transferred to the patient, it doesn't go directly onto the face but will be placed inside a balloon inserted ...

British lab growing human body parts

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Comment by John Kennard on May 8, 2012 at 5:39pm


This looks like fraud, on the face of it.

Whether a fake story or deeper.

That is, the development of an organ like a nose is so dependent on such a long chain of preceding and surrounding and interactive tissue and organ development that it really doesn't seem very likely that noses and ears per se are being grown.

Now, if simple epithelial and fat tissues are being molded into the appropriate shapes and so on, and blood-vessel growth encouraged into them, that would be a different story, an organ-engineering not too far beyond present technology as I understand it, although leaving the problems of surgical circulatory interface and more importantly innervation to be dealt with.


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