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Spanish Surgeon Performs First Synthetic Organ Transplant 91

Bob the Super Hamste writes "The BBC is reporting that surgeons in Sweden have transplanted a synthetic windpipe into a patient. The synthetic windpipe was grown from a scaffolding and coated with the patients own stem cells. The scaffolding was made using 3D images of the patient's own windpipe. The new windpipe was made by scientists in London."
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Spanish Surgeon Performs First Synthetic Organ Transplant

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  • Re:Huge (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 07, 2011 @02:16PM (#36686396)

    I suspect there will be a time when you can have your critical organ on 'standby'.

    Well, I realize you're a bit older, but I, for one, always have my critical organ on standby.

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