Manmade blood vessels could save lives: Artificial artery grafts offer hope for children with heart conditions



Blood vessels made in the lab and grown in lambs could offer hope for children with congenital heart defects in desperate need of grafts, a study reports.
Researchers in the US have produced bioengineered sections of artificial artery which can be used in heart surgery, and are able to remodel and ‘grow’ like normal vessels after the procedure.
The grafts overcome one of the most critical aspects of surgery, where the host’s body rejects the tissue, with researchers reporting the potential to avoid the need for repeat surgery.
What’s more, the team says its ‘off the shelf’ tissue grafts can... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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