|archmage||Date: Friday, 20-January-2012, 6:58 PM | Message # 1|
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|A medical breakthrough by British scientists to grow “off the shelf” veins and arteries, which could potentially revolutionise treatment for range of conditions, has been hailed. |
Researchers from Cambridge University have reportedly managed to grow all three main types of cells in a laboratory that make up the walls of a blood vessel.
Working over the past four years they used patients' own skin cells to manufacture different types of vascular smooth muscle cells.
In a study, published in Nature Biotechnology, they said their technique was 90 per cent effective in tests and would be suitable for producing blood vessels on an industrial scale.
Full article/source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health....ns.html