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