Synthetic Trachea Transplant

An interesting story from earlier this month about a synthetic wind pipe being implanted in a patient. The cool thing about this is that it was created with the patient’s own stem cells so it should not cause any type of immune or foreign body response after implantation.

I’ll keep my eye out for a follow up story to see how well it’s being accepted and how well the patient is doing as the time goes by.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/07/07/trachea.transplant/

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