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Iranian academic develops synthetic windpipe

An Iranian academic has created the world's first synthetic windpipe for use in transplantation.


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Persia on 15 July, 2011, 23:28
I've held a few strange body parts in my hands over the years - all I should stress, in the line of work. They have ranged from mechanical heart pumps to hi-etch prosthetic limbs.
Comment icon #2 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 17 July, 2011, 2:59
Good...good for them
Comment icon #3 Posted by Paracelse on 17 July, 2011, 6:28
This is fascinating news. This will eliminate all rejection problems faced by patients in the past (including the anti-rejection meds force fed to them who might have been just as dangerous as the operation itself), and prolly lead the way the other body parts replacement.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Taut on 21 July, 2011, 1:57
This will be a nice adjunct to the continuance of medical marijuana, I think.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Torgo on 21 July, 2011, 2:17
This technique is only good for body parts that have simple structures composed from tissue with abundant adult stem cells and no complicated bloodflow patterns. A cartillege windpipe is a simple segmented tube with almost no vasculature, and you can scrape up some cartillage and grow it over a nice scaffold easily enough. More complicated structures are still largely a bust.

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