Stem Cells Grow Ears, Noses in Lab
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Researchers at University College London have been working to generate tear ducts, blood vessels, and windpipes from stem cells – and a nose could be next. In 2013, a nose was generated from a salt and sugar solution mold of a nose with stem cells added to cover the nose scaffold. The patient, who lost his nose due to cancer, later had the nose implanted into his forearm for the skin to grow to cover it. Health regulatory authorities have not yet approved the transplantation of the nose onto the patient's face.
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