Presenter: Mariah Michael
Published: June 2010
Age: 18-22 and upwards
Views: 807 views
Tags: synthetic,tissue, organ, body-parts, medicine, stem cell
Type: Undergraduate presentations
Mariah Michael discusses the burgeoning field of tissue engineering and the research being done at Wake Forest University under Dr. Anthony Atala. Each year, thousands of patients die while waiting for an organ transplant. With this technology, patients will not only receive an organ, but one custom made from their own cells so it is sure to never be rejected. Atala’s team is also working on developing limbs for war veterans built from their cells.