Monday, January 14, 2008

Researchers create beating rat heart using Stem cells

Researchers at the University of Minnesota seeking new treatments for heart disease have grown a beating rat heart in the lab by using stem cells. ................................the research reported by the journal Nature Medicine is laying the groundwork for the transplant of what the scientists are calling bio-artificial organs in humans.
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"The hope is that we have created a tool that will really make people think differently and provide an opportunity to create new options for tissue engineering and for patients who need organs," said Dr. Taylor.

Researchers in Minnesota are working with scientists in other countries to try to create other bio-artificial organs, including lungs, liver, the pancreas, and kidneys.
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Excellent news on the health front. Didn't someone describe MMS as "anatomically deficient"? Does this imply that the Prime Moron of India can hope for an organ transplant anytime soon with, er, a spine custom grown in a petri dish? Or would that be too optimistic?

1 comments:

Ghost Writer said...

If this news gets around to the loony right-winger i.e. mainstream Christian's in the USA - Huckabee will win the election and all stem-cells based research will be 'banished' (they never revoke - they only banish); lest yahweh 'smite' them for messing with God's creationist plan.