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Viable urethras grown from cells of boys – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on March 8th, 2011.

Scientists publishing in the journal The Lancet today have detailed how they used patients’ own cells to grow urinary tubes in the lab and use them successfully to replace damaged tissue in five young boys. The researchers found: “Tubularised urethras can be engineered and remain functional in a clinical setting for up to 6 years. […]

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