Synthetic Larynx Transplant

Russian surgeons have successfully transplanted a synthetic larynx part in two patients.  The complex synthetic part was grown and seeded with the patient’s stem cells in order to avoid rejection.  The patients were able to speak and breathe properly almost immediately after operation.  Researchers are hoping to create an entire synthetic voicebox for transplantation in the near future.

(Source: NewScientist)

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