Scientists report success growing cartilage to reconstruct nostrils and implanting tissue-engineered vaginal organs into humans

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:52 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Two new articles report the first ever successful operations in humans to reconstruct the alar wings of the nose (nostrils), and to implant tissue-engineered vaginal organs in women with a rare syndrome that causes the vagina to be underdeveloped or absent, in both cases using the patients’ own tissue.

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