Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Urology Research: Growing Bladders

Some exciting research is being done on growing new bladders from people's own tissue! These are starting out being targeted to children with spina bifida, which is exciting because CRS/SA is very similar to SB in some ways, at least in its effects on the urology system.

The company, Tengion, that is working on this is actually located just a few miles from where I live! I'd love to get some kind of job there. Anyway, here is their site: Tengion. Some news stories about it can be found at:

Tengion Trying to Grow Human Organs

Tengion Inc. Presents Tengion Neo-Bladder

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