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Whole organ 'grown' in world first

thymus immune system world first

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.

The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to alternatives to organ transplantation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-28887087

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

Oh, so could this cure diabetes then?


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:38 PM

So how much will it cost in combined total for me to destroy my current liver with standard vodka and Scotch and then get a replacement grown, shipped and slipped into the spot of my now ruined organ?

Please say under $2,000?


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

Scientists grow entire organ in world first.
I know you're all thinking it! (What, nobody?)


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

Wonder how r nanobots getting on


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

Impressive first steps, to be sure.





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