Science Fiction Comes Alive as Researchers Grow Organs in Lab

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    Mar 23, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
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    Now, with the quest to build a heart, researchers are tackling the most complex organ yet. The payoff could be huge, both medically and financially, because so many people around the world are afflicted with heart disease. Researchers see a multi-billion-dollar market developing for heart parts that could repair diseased hearts and clogged arteries.

    In additional to the artificial nose, Dr. Seifalian is making cardiovascular body parts. He sees a time when scientists would grow the structures needed for artery bypass procedures instead of taking a vein from another part the body. As part of a clinical trial, Dr. Seifalian plans to transplant a bioengineered coronary artery into a person later this year. His employer, University College London, has designated a person to oversee any future commercialization of it and other man-made organs.


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    Mar 24, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    I guess better this than a human farm being raised for clones to give away their organs to their counterparts.
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    Mar 24, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    stevee90 saidI guess better this than a human farm being raised for clones to give away their organs to their counterparts.


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    Mar 24, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    Reminds me of these two movies...icon_eek.gif



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    Mar 24, 2013 1:17 AM GMT
    Anocxu said
    stevee90 saidI guess better this than a human farm being raised for clones to give away their organs to their counterparts.


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    Another one that is even more unsettling

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