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    First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    For the first time, a patient has received a synthetic windpipe that was created in a lab with the patient's own stem cells and without using human donor tissue, researchers said Thursday.
    Previous lab-generated transplants either used a segment of donor windpipe or involved tissue only, not an organ.
    In a laboratory in London, scientists created a trachea, which is a tube-like airway that connects at the voice box and branches into both lungs.
    On June 9, doctors implanted this synthetic windpipe into a 36-year-old man with late-stage tracheal cancer at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. The patient is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital Friday, said Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, professor of regenerative medicine there.
    Lab-made organ implanted for first time - CNN.com



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Creepy and cool all at once. You know some dude in some lab below ground is making something crazier.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    There is an AWESOME 'NOVA' episode on PBS about this I watched earlier this year. WELL worth watching!!



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by tzjung View Post
    There is an AWESOME 'NOVA' episode on PBS about this I watched earlier this year. WELL worth watching!!
    about growing synthetic organs in general or about this windpipe in particular?


    Asteroids are nature's way of asking "How's that space program going?"

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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    That is amazing and awesome.

    Hopefully they have some new livers ready in time for tailgate season.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    This is the sort of thing that makes these interesting times. Just think we humans were sawing off limbs to treat bullet wounds less then 200 years ago, now this. Science and technology have transformed us as a species (for better and worse) but this sort of thing is kinda cool. I have seen some things on other medical breakthroughs and such that are the first steps into next evolution in areas such as artificial limbs.

    BBC NEWS | Health | 'Bionic' limb breakthrough made

    or in the areas like regeneration like mentioned in the OPs linked article. Could this be a way to immortality? What ethical questions does this bring up? Needless to say I'm sure there is a Sci-Fi novel from 30 years ago that has already asked all of those questions. (Old Man's War by: John Scalzi uses the grown body concept)



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Awesome.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post
    On June 9, doctors implanted this synthetic windpipe into a 36-year-old man with late-stage tracheal cancer at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.
    I am more impressed that they traveled to the future to perform the procedure.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I am more impressed that they traveled to the future to perform the procedure.
    Isnt that the past?



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    this is an abomination before god. Wont someone please think of the children?


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    reminds me of this episode.




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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Isnt that the past?
    Touche. All I really looked at was the 9th.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Touche. All I really looked at was the 9th.

    Its sad when I had to question myself because of your post. I worried for a minute.



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    Re: First Lab-Made Human Organ Implanted

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I am more impressed that they traveled to the future to perform the procedure.
    Fail



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