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Building Body Parts

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If an injured salamander can grow a new limb, why can't a human? Maybe they can, say researchers at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Starting with cells from patients’ bodies, scientists at this Wake Forest University facility have grown 22 different types of tissues and organs. Lives are being saved and more amazing successes are on the way. “The science fiction of yesterday happens to be a lot of the medicine of today,” says Anthony Atala,MD the Institute’s co-director. “It is the imagination that allows us to seek these solutions that someday in the future become a reality.”
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Regenerative medicine

 

Related Links:

Wake Forest Institute For Regenerative Medicine:
www.wfirm.org

U.S. Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program:
www.usaccc.org

A Future For Regenerative Medicine:
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

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