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Clinical transplantation of a tissue-engineered airway : The Lancet

July 13, 2011

Clinical transplantation of a tissue-engineered airway : The Lancet.

Just a quick note on something really cool (click link above). Scientists created a “new” trachea using a de-cellularized (all the old cells removed) trachea with the original chondrocytes replaced with the patient’s own stem cell-derived chondrocytes. They then transplanted the “new” trachea in place of the cancerous bronchus of a patient who is evidently doing well. This method removes the need for antirejection drugs (immunosupressants) to keep the person from rejecting a foreign replacement.

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