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Organ Regeneration Now A Reality  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 753 times:

For the first time, a patient's bladder has been mostly replaced with tissue grown in a laboratory oven from their own cells.

Sixteen-year-old Kaitlyne McNamara from Connecticut is at the centre of the breakthrough. Previously, scientists have only managed to grow simpler tissues like skin, bone and cartilage before transplanting them into humans.

Kaitlyne said: "I feel like I do have a body part that was grown, but it's my own body part." Mother Tracy McNamara said: "It's mind blowing. It's science fiction at its best."

Ok that's it! I want a second bladder so I don't have to get out of bed during the night, when I'm at the cinema half way through a film or on a long car journey! Just think of the possibilities! Big grin

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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1619 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 741 times:

A few years ago (the late 1990s), scientists actually grew a human ear on the back of a mouse! I can't remember where that was done, or who did it, but I vividly remember the photo of a lab mouse with a full-size human ear on its back.

I wonder if people without ears (like me) will someday be able to have ears grown in vitro and put on them?

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 740 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Ok that's it! I want a second bladder

Imagine all the beer that could be consumed without getting off your stool to "empty" out? Gkirk, are you hearing this!! ?  Wink

Seriously though, my organ regenerates itself about 5 times a night or whenever Mrs. YooYoo requires  Wink



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 737 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
5 times a night

 sarcastic 


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 726 times:

I've been told that a mans organ will achieve an erection approx. 5 times per night.

Please don't confuse the above number with my ability to become aroused and ability to perform. That number, my friend is different.  Wink I don't need a heart attack.



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 716 times:

I wonder if a new knee would be possible? Big grin

Lew


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 691 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 5):
I wonder if a new knee would be possible

doubt it.  Wink

maybe the ACL?



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 687 times:

Interesting. If they are able to do this with pancreatic cells, this will be an even bigger breakthrough.

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 679 times:

Bravo, bravissimo! No worry about rejection, either!

Don't forget, this was done without the use of embryonic stem cells.  stirthepot 



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