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Human bones grown from stem cells

Posted on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Scientists have succeeded in growing human bone in a lab using stem cells taken from fat tissue.

The research is aimed at one day providing replacement bones for use in transplants and other operations. It took about a month to grow several inch-long segments of fully formed human bone from the stem cells.

"There is a need for artificial bones for injuries and in operations," said Professor Avinoam Kadouri. "We use three dimensional structures to fabricate the bone in the right shape and geometry. We can grow these bones outside the body and then transplant it to the patient at the right time."

"The development opens the way for patients to have broken bones repaired or even replaced with entire new ones grown outside the body from a patient's own cells."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Viral on 13 June, 2012, 21:00
Perhaps pay for the surgery privately?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Paracelse on 14 June, 2012, 8:54
You gotta be kidding right.... do you know how expensive this got to be???? Methink my insurance wouldn't cover that either
Comment icon #7 Posted by Viral on 14 June, 2012, 16:32
So, you complain about Socialism but are not willing to foot the cost yourself? So, because you can't afford anything like it and your insurance wouldn't cover it... you dislike Socialism? Sorry if I've misunderstood but when the alternative to socialism is paying for yourself and you can't afford it, what's your argument?
Comment icon #8 Posted by willowdreams on 14 June, 2012, 17:15
I think this is awesome.. but there is a teeny tiny voice inside me that is saying.. Dr. Who.. we need you.. Adipose are here again!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Paracelse on 14 June, 2012, 19:29
I guess you didn't read how it happen right .... lemme ask you something why would I have to pay for the stOOpidity of others? Sorry to say my argument is "be responsible for your actions" and the French weren't but what can I say they're French and socialists.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Viral on 14 June, 2012, 21:35
I expect nothing of the French, never have Joking of course, wonderful nation. Okay, I see what you mean. You're saying it's Socialism's fault people make mistakes, I've heard more crazy things in my time here.
Comment icon #11 Posted by kobolds on 15 June, 2012, 1:42
is this another ads for stem cells
Comment icon #12 Posted by Paracelse on 15 June, 2012, 11:22
This is not what I say nor wrote. In socialist system there are special criteria to be a victim, criteria that I seem to be lacking.
Comment icon #13 Posted by godridden95 on 19 June, 2012, 6:10
This is amazing, we are one step closer to creating synthetic life and the survival of the human race will be completely possible :D
Comment icon #14 Posted by Hybrid89 on 4 July, 2012, 15:08
Wow, this is impressive. Fair does it may be expensive now but perhaps down the line it wont be at all. :S

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