Scientists with help of US Government regenerate body parts for wounded troops.
Politics aside, federal funding has resulted in technologies that are now helping our injured troops. For those who have a distain for the way government operates, this is one example of where government funding future tech is effective. From damaged muscle to ears, new tech is helping plastic surgeons better repair what was formerly a permanent disfigurement in an injured soldier. Check this out
Scientists growing ears, bone, skin to heal wounded troops
Lab-grown ears, spray-on skin cells, muscles grown from pig tissue and face transplants are all examples of the amazing strides in regenerative medicine being made by a network of top doctors and scientists to heal troops wounded on the battlefield.
BOSTON — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America’s newest veterans and wounded troops.
-In Los Angeles, surgeons used part of Michael Mills‘ forehead to rebuild his nose after a bomb disfigured him in Iraq.
-In Pittsburgh, doctors used an experimental therapy from pig tissue to help regrow part of a thigh muscle that Ron Strang lost in a blast in Afghanistan.
-In Boston, scientists are making plans for the first implants of lab-grown ears for wounded troops after successful experiments in sheep and rats.
-In San Antonio and other cities, doctors are testing sprayed-on skin cells and lab-made sheets of skin to heal burns and other wounds. The ingenuity is impressive: One product was developed from foreskin left over from circumcisions.