Growing Organs

Yesterday, December 15, we learn on the “Nova Science Now” show that they could grow living organs. It was really interesting how they could use a chemical, commonly found in shampoo, to eat away the cells in the organ that was removed from an animal such as a rat. After this process they would just have a sort of frame work of proteins left over. They use the cells of the other rat that they are going to implant the organ into to grow the tissue. This way the body of the rat will not reject it. They can also do this to most any other organ. Even to the human organs.

They had lungs that they got to breathe on their own and heart to beat on their own. It was truly amazing.


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