Regrowth!

Sorry, I haven’t been posting for a while now, but now that spring break is over, I am ready to spring back into action!

So as you can see in this title, this post will be about regeneration. And if you know me, we will go about this topic scientifically.

So, recently I read about scientists regenerating a living organ for the first time. At first, I thought, “didn’t we do that already?” but in reality, I had just been thinking about scientists “growing” organs from scratch. Basically, scientists did their thing and triggered some hormones, then boom, the rats’ body rebuilt its own thymus. For those who do not know, the thymus is an organ in the body that helps to create white blood cells, so it is very important in our immune system.

Now that we can do something like this, this paves the way for several other hundreds of possibilities for medical treatment. Though, we have only figured out how to regenerate this one organ, we might be able to regrow things like kidneys or hearts in the future. So later on, we might be able to literally mend a broken heart. Today’s medicine might be advanced, but there’s always room for improvement right?

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Posted on April 22, 2014, in Cool Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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