quote: In swimming tests the eye was shown to be working as implanted tadpoles only swam to the white side of the tank (normal behavior), while blind ones would also swam to the black side of the tank.
quote: Man, I could go for a few extra arms...
quote: I don't think this is that far off, stem cell research has certainly come a long way. Recently a windpipe was transplanted into a patient, a windpipe that was created by her own stem cells extracted from her bone marrow.
quote: To make the new airway, the doctors took a donor windpipe, or trachea, from a patient who had recently died. CT of the patient's lungs before A pre-surgery CT - the arrow showing the windpipe narrowing Then they used strong chemicals and enzymes to wash away all of the cells from the donor trachea, leaving only a tissue scaffold made of the fibrous protein collagen. This gave them a structure to repopulate with cells from Ms Castillo herself, which could then be used in an operation to repair her damaged left bronchus - a branch of the windpipe.