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Scientist has been looking for ways to bypass the shortage of organ donor as well as the issues of organ rejection. Some organs that are artificially grown in a lab are windpipes, heart, liver, kidney, bladder, brain and pituitary gland. The process of growing these organs in a lab isn’t as simple as many may think.The first steps are medical researchers must first find a source of cells and coax them so that they can multiple in the lab. Then the researchers have to mold the cells into a structure that is exactly like the normal organ. This is often grown on a scaffold. The most important factual is to ensure that organ is properly nourished by blood vessels and nerves. (Pearson, 2006). Now if this was for a bladder then medical researchers would slice a postage-stamp-size fragment of bladder tissue from its patient so that the cells could proliferate and then spread a layer of muscle cells on the outside of the bladder-shaped.
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