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The World's first synthetic organ transplant

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by twilyth, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. twilyth Guest

    OK, it's only a trachea, but hey, it's still a completely bio-engineered organ. Honestly, I'd rather be a cyborg, but I'll settle for having spare parts until that happens. :D

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    That's pretty epic... the wonders of modern medicine :)
     
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    WOW! this is amazing! i wonder how much more advanced they can get
     
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    One day medics will use 3d printers to "print" organs, that's gotta be cool. They will use patient's own cells which they store in their db. I don't remember where I've read about this.
     
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    does that picture suggest what kind of synthetic organs we might see next ?
     
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    I have to say, it's good that they've finally gotten this out of the lab.

    I did research on this crap years ago, where it was only theoretical. The ideas have been there for years, but actually having a test case is amazing. Science just made cancer its bi***. I am so happy to be alive to read this!



    As a side note, I wonder how long until people are growing large organs. Secondary sexual characteristics are always fun...
    *Dang, W1zzard got to the inuendo first.
     
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    Yes.....I won't have to get married now.
     
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    Sweet. Spare parts are awesome.
     
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    this has already been done with teeth hasnt it? people have fake teeth in their gums all the time right?
     
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    Not with their own cells in them.
     
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    aah. but there was something about plating stem cells and growing them into teeth right?
     
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    I thought they already did this with heart valves?
     
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    Not as far as I knew. I thought the heart valves still required anti-rejection meds?
     
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    Slightly different than this story (but still awesome).

    The trachea is actually artificial material seeded with stem cells, not 100% natural tissue like the valve.
     
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    Amazing!

    Bet these cost a fortune
     
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    Ill take two Anna Nicoles and one Fairuza Balk. Thank you and put it on my tab.
     
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    It's not really a 3-way (4-way?) if you're only using bits and pieces. Just sayin'. :laugh:
     
  20. TheMailMan78

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    Ill build ma bitches like legos SON!
     
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    If only we hadn't stopped our Stem Cell research for 10 years... Image how far ahead we would be now.

    Still fantastic breakthrough.
     
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    I agree. We might have been able to grow a politician that actually knew what he was talking about by now.
     

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