Thursday, November 04, 2010

AS SOMEONE would say, "Faster, please!":
The world's first laboratory for the creation of bioartificial organs using adult stem cells was opened in Spain today.

Scientists at the new centre in the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid aim to "regenerate" a heart and transplant it into a human within a five years.

The lab will create a series of artifical "matrices" to regenerate organs like hearts, livers, kidneys and skin, using stem cells from the patient who is going to receive the transplant.