Bladder Exstrophy Care & Support Group
The once-fanciful dream of regrowing the heart and other failing organs has suddenly edged closer to reality: The first complex organ, the bladder, has been rebuilt in seven patients from living tissue cultivated in the lab. Photo: Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Associated Press.
Researchers have grown complete urinary bladders in a lab and transplanted them into patients, improving their health and achieving a Holy Grail of medicine: the first cultivation of working replacements for failing solid organs in people. Photo: Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Washington Post