Researchers' work focused on growing human body parts

02/8/2010 | StarPhoenix (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), The

The Quebec government in Canada has invested millions in the establishment of a new tissue engineering laboratory in Quebec City called LOEX. Research work at the lab is focused on growing human skin and body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and lungs. The lab aims to eventually regrow parts of the brain using stem cells. "This approach could be the answer to a series of delicate issues, such as the lack of organs to transplant, the rejection phenomenon or risks of infections related to the transplant," provincial Health Minister Yves Bolduc said.

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