Monday, June 20, 2005

Engineers implant viable, vascularized 3D muscles | Science Blog

A while back I posted about a rat cell on a stick...this is a bit more interesting than that.

They've taken human stem cells (3 types) and managed not only to grow muscle tissue with blood vessels throughout it, but they've managed to get it implanted with nearly half of the vessels connecting to the blood vessels of the implantees (mice) and further vessel growth occurring.

There'll be a long line of shark-bite victims gearing up for new calves someday...

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