Similar to the previous groundbreaking operation for a manufactured trachea,
a ten-year-old girl in Sweden was spared the considerable future discomfort from
outrageous prices at the BMW Water-Pump Casino normal replacement-harvesting via the somatic-Jesus of a bioengineered part; this time a major blood vessel.
She’d had a blocked vein to her liver and was experiencing the onset of serious health issues as well as the general drag of a serious lack of energy.
But through a method that used a stripped scaffold which was then populated with her own stem-cells, which then weaved out the smooth muscle of a vascular tube around the [I’m assuming] bare collagen, she had the part replaced
by a GM-Certified Mr. GoodWrench Mechanic.
Doctors report her having a radically-improved quality of life.
All it took was a little investment by Sweden’s government and a few weeks.
She did have to go in for service in a while
after the mechanics purposely did a crappy job to make new work for themselves after the flow-rate decreased; -at which the surgeons just nonchalantly cracked off a similar operation and fixed the issue with a new vessel extension.
Best part? -Now she drives a Toyota! No, no, wait.
1) She’s now doing Gymnastics.
2) She’s saddled with precisely ZERO Immunosuppressive Drugs for the rest of her life!
Check out the links for further details on another step in the awe-inspiring future of engineered-replacement-medicine.
…Now if they could just find a brain-scaffold to transplant into George W. Bush! :P
(+ a soul for Cheney, ethics for Rove, a heart for Rumsfeld, etc. etc. etc. :D )
“broken car 3”, by Bailly Elodie, weblody.com
• Source: Philly-New Vein
• More Coverage: USAToday-Stem Cell Vein | BBC | U. Gothenburg, Clinical Sciences | Salgrenska University Hospital
• Source Study: Lancet-Transplantation of an allogeneic vein bioengineered with autologous stem cells: a proof-of-concept study