Synthetic Windpipe is Used to Replace Cancerous One

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 3:47am
Surgeons in Sweden have replaced the cancerous windpipe of a Maryland man with one made in a laboratory and seeded with the man’s cells.  
The windpipe, or trachea, made from minuscule plastic fibers and covered in stem cells taken from the man’s bone marrow, was implanted in November. 

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