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Penis Transplant a Success

By | March 16, 2015

Surgeons expect an organ donor’s penis given to a man who lost his in a botched circumcision to become fully functional.

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Surgeon Faces Misconduct Allegations

By | December 1, 2014

The scientist who implanted artificial windpipes into several patients is being accused of conducting the procedures without proper ethical review.

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Baby Born from Transplanted Womb

By | October 6, 2014

A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.

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image: Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi

Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi

By | April 16, 2014

Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.

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image: Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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image: Opinion: I Want My Kidney

Opinion: I Want My Kidney

By | November 7, 2013

With the advent of xenotransplantation, tissues made from cell-seeded scaffolds, and 3-D-printing, custom-made organs must be right around the corner.

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Printing Life

By | September 1, 2013

3-D printing allows tissue engineers to fabricate more-complex shapes and to precisely mix biological materials.

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Organs on Demand

By | September 1, 2013

3-D printing has made inroads in the clinic, but constructing functional complex organs still faces major hurdles.

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Engineered Hearts Beat

By | August 15, 2013

Human stem cells take up residence in mouse hearts stripped of their own components, restoring some of the organs’ function.

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image: Girl with Synthetic Trachea Dies

Girl with Synthetic Trachea Dies

By | July 9, 2013

After receiving a bioengineered windpipe, which was seeded with her own stem cells, the 2-year-old has succumbed to complications from a recent surgery.

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