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Old 11-19-2008, 12:42 PM   #887
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ef=online-news

Woman receives windpipe built from her stem cells

A Colombian woman has become the world's first recipient of windpipe tissue constructed from a combination of donated tissue and her own cells.

Stem cells harvested from the woman's bone marrow were used to populate a stripped-down section of windpipe received from a donor, which was then transplanted into her body in June.

"Surgeons can now start to see and understand the very real potential for adult stem cells and tissue engineering to radically improve their ability to treat patients," says Martin Birchall, professor of surgery at the University of Bristol, UK, and a member of the team which constructed the windpipe tissue. "We believe this success has proved that we are on the verge of a new age in surgical careMovie Camera."
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