Play it, Jen

Every good movie has a piano player somewhere in the background--
sometimes seen, usually unseen.
Seldom really noticed.
The feeling, the very soul of a scene, is created by that person tinkering at the keys.
It has been said, "All the world's a stage."
Well then...Play it, Jen.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 Grow-your-own organs, even from the womb

"CHICAGO — Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb, offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future.
The idea is to create these new valves in the lab while the pregnancy progresses and have them ready to implant in a baby with heart defects after it is born.
The Swiss experiment follows recent successes at growing bladders and blood vessels and suggests that people may one day be able to grow their own replacement heart parts — in some cases, even before they're born..."


Blogger TexMikel said...

This is way cool. First the most toxic drug a transplant person has to take is the prograf. This drug if allowed to reach too high of a level will kill you. It is toxic to the kidneys also. This would allow a person to regenerate organs. No need for expensive drugs, that are toxic. Cool

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