BioMedical Engineering: Organ Regeneration Research and Development (R & D)


From National Geographic Magazine March 2011 (available online now February 16, 2011)

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/big-idea/organ-regeneration-text

An excellent simple one page text with a very dramatic single Photograph!


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This is a laboratory produced biochemical = organ of live tissue "growing ear" within a modelled structure of a human ear...

This new revolutionary technology of BioMedical Engineering demonstrates the dramatic progress in Organ Regeneration research and development. Someday wounded soldiers will be able to have "regenerated organs" grown from their own cell tissues (or from compatible donor tissue) in laboratories, transplanted by surgery to replace combat-destroyed body parts. And as well, the general public will benefit

from this technology to replace injured, diseased, or lost body parts. BioMedical Engineering is changing what is possible in Medicine and Human Anatomy...