Scientists are trying to create in the laboratory beating heart

Jul

8

2013

Scientists are trying to create in the laboratory beating heart

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With the right approach, the possibilities of bioengineering can be limitless. The first and quite successful steps in growing the very real human bodies have already been taken: the laboratories have learned to create ears , liver, and kidneys . Why not try to create something more complex, such as the heart and lungs? That’s a question that Dr. Harold Ott, a surgeon and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The scientist spoke in support of the method detsellyulyarizatsii (or obeskletchivaniya), the essence of which is to extract the cells from a healthy donor organ, adding to them the patient’s stem cells and transplant them back into the body. With this approach, the doctor did not have to worry about the issue of rejection by the body created by artificial means, and then transplanted organ.

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This week, Japanese scientists shocked the world the news that they have grown from stem cells present and functioning human liver. Two other vital organs are the kidneys and heart. If science and, in particular, bioengineering approach Dr. Ott will eventually create such bodies in the lab – not artificial, and of this living tissue – the question of the problem of shortage of donor organs will be closed once and for all.

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