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Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method

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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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Written by Catharine Paddock PhD
Published: Friday 27 May 2016

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www.medicalnewstoday.com...
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A barrier to successful transplantation of lab-grown organs and tissue is the inability to generate a viable network of blood vessels that integrates the new tissue into the patient. Now, a new way of growing blood vessels that uses patient-derived 3-D scaffolds - as opposed to artificial ones - could meet this need and deliver a significant boost to regenerative medicine.
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They suggest because their method of growing blood vessels in a 3-D scaffold uses cells from the patient, it reduces the risk of transplant rejection.
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The results show that over a 3-day period, the EPCs had established a new network of blood vessels within the human platelet lysate gel. This contrasted with "negligible formation of an interconnected capillary network within collagen I or fibrin gels." [emphasis in original]
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Sounds exciting, to me.
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At least . . . for the elite . . . sigh.
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Will be interesting to see how many serfs and slaves benefit from such great technology. I hope they can rush it to wider distribution.
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Probably all of us know someone with some type of heart challenges. I'm sure thankful for my pacemaker.
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Are there any heart specialists hereon who can comment?
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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

There's actually a lot of stuff about protein scaffolds as an organ tissue growth promoter.

There was one guy who used the protein scaffolds out of pig hearts and grew new heart tissues from stem cells which differentiated to heart cells due to the scaffold.

He even observed some of the heart tissue begin to spontaneously fibrillate (the hearts began beating, feebly).

I'll try and find a link to it.

Makes me think; "... fearfully and wonderfully made"!



edit on 30/5/2016 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Great thread S/F



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: BO XIAN

Found it (or something similar):

Hearts beating through decellularized scaffolds: whole-organ engineering for cardiac regeneration and transplantation. - PubMed



GREAT CONTRIBUTION! THANKS!

Sounds wonderful.

Indeed . . . fearfully and wonderfully made.

Blessings,



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