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Unformatted text preview: kind of research is highly Presentl controversial and very limited in most of the world 36 Breakthrough Breakthrough Windpipe Transplant Uses Adult Stem Cells Uses Adult Stem Cells http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7735696.stm Nov. 18 2008. Doctors have given a woman a new windpipe with tissue ti grown from her own stem cells, eliminating the need for anti-rejection antidrugs. Surgeons Surgeons in Spain have carried out the world's first tissue-engineered tissuewhole organ transplant - using a windpipe made with the patient windpipe made with the patient's own own stem cells. The groundbreaking technology also means for the first time tissue means for the first time tissue transplants transplants can be carried out without the need for anti-rejection antidrugs. Five months on the patient, 30-year30-yearold mother-of-two Claudia Castillo, is mother-ofin perfect health, 37 Surgeons can now start to see and understand the potential for adult stem cells and tissue engineering to radically improve their ability to treat patients with serious diseases No more organ rejection after coating with patient with serious diseases. No more organ rejection after coating with patient’s own own (adult) stem cells. Within 20 years time, many transplant organ could be made in this way (design scaffold and coated it with patient’s stem cells. 38 39 BioBio-Printing: Organ Printing • • • This is an idea that incorporate computational power, robotics printing technology, stem cell technology and anatomy The idea is to write computer programs based on our actual technology and anatomy. The idea is to write computer programs based on our actual knowledge knowledge of anatomy of organs and tissues, applied on robotic printing technology to use stem cells to assemble tissues, perhaps small organs, outside the human body for the purpose of tissue/organ replacement. Automatic computer--aided layer by layer deposition of living and biologically relevant computer aided layer by layer deposition of living and biologically relevant materials materials (from stem cell technology) with purpose of rapid manufacturing of functional human organ. Check it out Supplemental materials on IVLE. 40 41 42 The Straits Times March 31 March 31st 2001 43 44 Thursday, 9 August, 2001, 09:34 GMT 10:34 UK Cloning Cloning doctor sparks furore Dr Antinori (left) and his associate Dr Panos Zavos By David Willey in Rome Doctor Severino Antinori, an Italian gynaecologist who runs a It fertility clinic in Rome, has suddenly leaped into the world's 45 headlines by announcing his plans to clone the first human beings. 46 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2608655.stm Raelian leader says cloning first step to immortality Saturday, December 28, 2002 Posted: 2:08 AM EST (0708 GMT) MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- The leader of a religious sect that claimed to ha created the first sect that claimed to have created the first human clone Friday called the development "just the first step" toward human immortality...
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