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Massachusetts General Has Rat Growing Human Ears That Could Help Wounded Veterans – Business Insider

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Facial wounds can be the most devastating injury sustained by any US servicemember and it seems the federal government understands this as well, because in 2008 it created the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM).

Marilyn Marchione at the Associated Press reports that AFIRM then poured $300 million in grants to top US hospitals that would use the money to advance cutting-edge plastic surgery.

Marchione mentions several astonishing breakthroughs, but this ear grown from a patient’s own cells is something doctors have been working for 20 years to achieve. The Director of Tissue Engineering at Massachusetts General Hospital, Cathryn Sundback, thinks her team has finally done it.

via Massachusetts General Has Rat Growing Human Ears That Could Help Wounded Veterans – Business Insider.

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