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<i>Science Translational Medicine</i>: Infection Could Help Patients' Immune Systems Tolerate Liver Transplant
An array of techniques – some available now and others on the horizon – aim to restore movement and other functions in patients with spinal cord injuries.
Researchers have figured out a way to grow a ready-made supply of blood vessels for transplant into patients undergoing heart surgery, reports a new study in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
The blood vessels, or “vascular grafts,” can be made ahead of time, so surgeons can grab them off the shelf when patients need them. Until now, no other vascular graft engineered from human tissue has tolerated simple storage.