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June 17, 2013
To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab
Lungs and other organs for transplant are scarce. But what if there were another way? What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab? . . . "I believe the future is ... a pig matrix covered with your own cells," says Doris Taylor of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. She reported creating a rudimentary beating rat heart in 2008 with the cell-replacement technique and is now applying it to a variety of organs. Read more from the Houston Chronicle.
For more about Dr. Taylor's work, see Regenerative Medicine Research.
June 6, 2013
Denton A. Cooley, MD makes major gift to Texas Medical Center Library
Legendary heart surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD has made the largest single gift from an individual to the Texas Medical Center Library since Jesse H. Jones funded the original building’s construction. Read more ...
May 29, 2013
FDA-Approved Clinical Trial to Test Effectiveness of
at the Texas Heart Institute announced
that they have performed an investigational procedure on six patients in a new
FDA-approved clinical trial (ATHENA) to evaluate therapy that uses regenerative cells
derived from a patients' own adipose (body fat) tissue to treat a severe form
of heart failure.
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