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    Helping Hearts, Spinal Cords And Tendons Heal Themselves

    Helping Hearts, Spinal Cords And Tendons Heal Themselves
    Main Category: Stem Cell Research
    Also Included In: Cardiovascular / Cardiology; Biology / Biochemistry; Neurology / Neuroscience
    Article Date: 10 Jun 2010 - 0:00 PDT

    Queen's University Brian Amsden is hoping that in about 10 years, a tendon, spinal cord or heart valve will be able to regenerate itself after an injury or disease.

    The chemical engineering professor, along with scientists from the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto, is currently trying to develop microscopic polymer fibers to help rebuild human tissue and speed the healing process.

    While using polymers to help grow muscles may sound like something out of Frankenstein, it's actually quite natural. Dr. Amsden is trying to develop the technique where stem cells from fat are placed on a polymer prosthetic that stimulates cell growth and that is later implanted it into a person's body.

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    10 years? Damnit!!
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    lunassic, another 10 years justifying their existence. We need something that is real and imminent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeping on View Post
    lunassic, another 10 years justifying their existence. We need something that is real and imminent.
    Stop predictions.

    Nothing will come out of a tree by the way...
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