- By Dana Sparks
Growing Organs From Patient's Own Stem Cells (pkg)
Organ transplantation has seen tremendous improvements over the years. For example, kidney transplants are very successful operations today...but unless a patient gets an organ from an identical twin, he or she has to take medication to suppress the immune system to stop the body from rejecting the kidney.
So, Mayo Clinic scientists are studying how to grow organs from a patient's own stem cells and this Regenerative Medicine could lead to a solution for organ rejection. Vivien Williams has a story of identical twins who are helping to further this research. [TRT 2:16]
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