Question: is it possible to make new organswith tissue

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  1. Hey Luke,

    That’s an excellent question. It is possible to make some organs with some tissues. So far the greatest success has been in using a segment of intestine to create a ‘neobladder’ for people who’ve had bladder cancer.
    Read about here: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/…/Neobladder2_PEC.pdf

    There are some people who have successfully been able to build blood vessels in the laboratory grown from a person’s own cells to replace damaged blood vessels.

    There’s even a lab in New York (Columbia University) that has had some success (though they are still working hard on this) to build a heart – read about it here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v522/n7556/full/522373a.html

    Anthony Atala also gives a really good Ted talk you might enjoy: https://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_growing_organs_engineering_tissue?language=en

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