Cells were very smart they had assembled into both the glomeruli into all the various elements of the kidney and since that time work has been done to grow in the lab entire bladders that have been used in patients and in.
Fact there’s work now where people have actually created primitive feeding hunts using this tissue engineering technique so so one day you’re going to.
Go to the hospital we’ll take a skin cell and we’ll just grow you up a new kidney or whatever you need and speaking about that I went with a film crew from BBC television down to Wake Forest University where you’re also a professor.
And we actually went through Tony Atala laboratory where we photograph heart valves that are our opening and closing opening and closing heart valves that were grown from your own cells so now we can.
Grow bladders the first windpipe was grown recently now where is it going to go are we going to be able to grow for example a liver if that happens think of all the people who died because they don’t get a liver in time.
Like Mickey Mantle the great baseball giant died of liver failure is deliver the pancreas are they coming absolutely we’re making enormous progress on tissue engineering virtually.
Every organ system in the body including bones and tendons and also – we’re now on the forefront of what we now are able to do with is – actually a new paradigm in medicine where we’re able to actually generate early developmental cells that only exist transiently.
In the embryo and use them to repair the adult body almost like nanoparticles so for instance we published a paper a couple of.
Years ago where we created what we call these hemangioblastoma limb cells and when we inject them into the body we found that in animals that have had massive heart attacks that it actually cut the.
Death rate in half I think a simple injection or in animals where for instance they would otherwise have their legs amputated due to of blood flow we completely restored the blood flow by injecting these cells in in the same manner by the live.