Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) have successfully regenerated kidneys that were unsuitable for transplantation. They stripped the tissue of all native cells, then added donor stem cells to the scaffolding that was left behind.
How about this, on a different note, remove all original cells from a damaged kidney and use donated stem cells to regenerate the cellular companents. Then try it! Sounds like a gasget repair in an engine. Crazy enough it worked. I wonder how many times it needed to be tried before it finally worked. I need to find the original paper for this. Next stop – made to order organ replacements. Then, brain transplants with uploading all original memories.
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