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Checking Up On Health

Health Policy Briefs Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Benita M. Dodd, Vice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation 3D printing to build body parts: ┬áScience fiction becomes reality at the Wake Forest Institute for regenerative medicine. Its lab has created the world’s first engineered urethra. First, researchers take a very small piece of tissue from a patient’s bladder. Then, they grow the cells outside the body and put the tailor-made urethra right back in the patient. Doctors were able to give five boys in Mexico who suffered pelvic injuries new urethras. ┬áResearchers also are using a printer to create lab-grown ears. So far, it’s worked in animals. A CT scan of the existing ear generates a pattern that scientists… View Article

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