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06-25-2007, 04:23 PM
Entire organs could be grown from stem cells
British scientists have grown part of a human heart from stem cells for the first time.
Heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, who led the team, said doctors could be using artificially grown heart components in transplants within three years.

His researchers at Harefield hospital managed to grow tissue that works in the same way as human heart valves.

Sir Magdi told the Guardian newspaper a whole heart could be produced from stem cells within 10 years


06-26-2007, 12:49 AM
Hi Zar - Have you or anyone you know had stem cell treatment for cardiac problems? I know a lot of doctors started out doing stem cell therapy for the heart and for diabetes and then found that these patients were also getting the added benefit of better lung function. For those of us who suffer from COPD, this was a wonderful bonus.

06-28-2007, 09:05 AM
Hi barbara,No I have emphysema,and dont know anyone that has had stemcell treatment. zar