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Monday, June 15, 2015

The Human body transplantation technology is not just a dream

You know one of the Spiderman's sworn enemies named Lizard? Yes, the lizard monster has a biological ability where he was able to regenerate his limbs when cut or injured.

Well, apparently this biological phenomenon was actually developed in the real world by researchers team at Massachusetts General Hospital. They did not examine this phenomenon to create the actual 'Lizard' in the real world, but they apparently are developing an artificial human transplant technology.

As qouted from CNET on Monday, June 8, 2015, the object that is brought to this research is to use the organs of mice. By using the organs of the rodents, the researchers tried to take advantage of vascular tissue (blood vessels) and muscle tissue that is still functioning.
Limb regeneration now a possibility with Lab-Grown Extremities. (Picture from: http://fxn.ws/1IQupJE)
Dr. Harald Ott, a senior researcher of  MGH Department of Surgery and the Center for Regenerative Medicine said that the composite nature of human limbs make the functional development of biological substitutes to be very challenging.

"Limbs contains muscles, cartilage, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Each must be rebuilt and need special support structure called a matrix," says Harald.

"We have shown that we can maintain this matrix of all tissues in their natural relationship to one another, that we can create a culture of the entire construct over long periods of time, and we can restock the vascular system and muscles," he added.

Furthermore, he said that the muscles and blood vessels have grown in the laboratory from a stem cell. The blood vessels have even been transplanted into a patient, which is made from their own cells. Using the patient's own genetic material can actually reduce the risk of transplant rejection and eliminates the need for immune-suppressing drugs for life.
Dr. Harald explains the problems related to the growth of the whole body. The human body itself is far more complex and contain more than one type of single network.

With the presence of this research breakthrough, is expected that the transplant operation the human body using the patient's own biological material can become a reality. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FOXNEWS]
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