Spray-on skin, made-to-order muscle, and print-out kidneys aren’t just science fiction anymore. Anthony Atala and Stephen Badylak, two pioneers of regenerative medicine, talk about the latest methods for building new body parts, and the challenge of growing complex organs like the heart, liver or brain.
Note: If you’d like to sign up for the Traumatic Limb Muscle Loss Clinical Trials, please contact Allyson LaCovey at 412-624-5308 or email@example.com. More information about the trial can be found at Badylak’s laboratory website.
Anthony Atala is director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Stephen Badylak is a deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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