Finnish patient gets new jaw from his own stem cells

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on February 5, 2008

This is a pretty cool bit of news!

“Scientists in Finland said they had replaced a 65-year-old patient’s upper jaw with a bone transplant cultivated from stem cells isolated from his own fatty tissue and grown inside his abdomen.

Researchers said on Friday the breakthrough opened up new ways to treat severe tissue damage and made the prospect of custom-made living spare parts for humans a step closer to reality.”

read the full story here.

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