Tissue Engineering

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Presenter: Mariah Michael

Published: June 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 948 views

Tags: synthetic,tissue, organ, body-parts, medicine, stem cell

Type: Undergraduate presentations

Source/institution: FSU

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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.