Tuesday, Nov 24th

Last update11:54:37 PM GMT

You are here News Health Stem-cell technique may end need for heart donors

Stem-cell technique may end need for heart donors

E-mail Print PDF

Growing human organs in the laboratory has moved a step closer with the development of a biodegradable material forming a non-living "scaffold" on which beating heart muscle can be grown from stem cells.

The aim is to make three-dimensional organs from scratch, although in the shorter-term scientists will be happy to be able to seed the scaffolding with stem cells in order to mend broken hearts in situ rather than relying on a transplant operation.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Federal Court: Restrictive WI Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional, Endangers Women's Health

Wisc. abortion law unconstitutionalA Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional,...

Doctors from 44 countries call on Ireland to relax abortion laws

Doctors ask Ireland toe ase abortion restrictionsHundreds of doctors from 44 countries including some of Ireland’s most prominent physicians have called on...

CDC says E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants now involves six states

Chipolte E.coli outbreak is in six statesAn outbreak of E. coli that was first reported in the Pacific Northwest and linked to...

Pigeons can identify cancerous tissue on x-rays, study finds

Pifeons can identify cancer Pigeons can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue in x-rays and microscope slides with an accuracy...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!