December 31, 2013

Another Year of Progress in 2013

Marian Tupy, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

Let's take a trip around the world. This year, Japanese scientists grew human liver tissue inside a mouse and Australian researchers used stem cells to grow a kidney in a lab. These innovations will eventually cut waiting times for transplants and get around the problem of immune rejection. Similarly, British scientists used stem cells to repair a dog's broken spine, bringing the medical profession a step closer to fixing spinal injuries in humans. Other medical advances—from improved understanding of the workings of the HIV virus and causes of depression, to advances in cardiology and human bionics—are too numerous to mention.

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