Ten-year-old girl gets vein grown from her stem cells

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    Ten-year-old girl gets vein grown from her stem cells

    By James Gallagher
    Health and science reporter, BBC News

    A 10-year-old girl has had a major blood vessel in her body replaced with one grown with her own stem cells, Swedish doctors report.

    She had poor blood flow between her intestines and liver.

    A vein was taken from a dead man, stripped of its own cells and then bathed in stem cells from the girl, according to a study published in the Lancet.

    Surgeons said there was a "striking" improvement in her quality of life.

    This is the latest is a series of body parts grown, or engineered, to match the tissue of the patient.
    BBC News - Ten-year-old girl gets vein grown from her stem cells
     

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