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News in 2008

Trachea tissue-engineered using adult stem cells

19 November 2008

The first tissue-engineered trachea (windpipe), utilising the patient’s own stem cells, has been successfully transplanted into a young woman with a failing airway. The bioengineered trachea immediately provided the patient with a normally functioning airway, thereby saving her life.

Being too clean may cause Type 1 diabetes

23 September 2008

'Friendly' bacteria help to stop the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to new research published in Nature

Superbug genome sequenced

7 May 2008

Drug resistant superbug has genome sequenced