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"Tissue-engineered urethras": Weird phrase, awesome result

  • what Five Mexican boys with damaged urinary tracts now have had their urethras fully repaired by doctors using an experimental procedure we’ll totally tell you about in the next box.
  • how?! Science! Well, and their own cells. The boys, injured in separate accidents, had their cells isolated and grown in a lab into new urethras using a process called tissue engineering. Neat. source
March 7, 2011 // 21:23 // 3 years ago
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    Immediately imagined a surgeon with a box of Kleenex.
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