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US Doctors Use Stem Cells to Replace Organs SBS 6.30pm TV World News TranscriptsSpecial Broadcasting Service04 April 2006Doctors in the US are reporting increased success in using stem cell technology, to replace damaged body parts. After replicating skin and cartilage from scratch, they have now built functioning bladders, and are working towards customised blood vessels, lungs and even hearts...Doctors say customised a heart is most complex of the organs under development but some say even that might be ready for growing and implanting within five to seven years.
Israeli Scientists Create HeartBy Steven Edwards March 19, 2007 In an announcement sure to excite the Tin Man, Israel grew a tiny heart* using human embryonic stem cells.A tiny beating "heart in a dish" has been grown by Israeli scientists in a world first which will offer hope to millions of cardiac patients. The first human trials using sections of grown tissue could start within 10 years. Other applications could become reality even sooner.