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Glasgow University bone growth breakthrough
marymary100 - 29-12-2017 at 19:16



World first for dog's broken leg
Researchers in Scotland have saved the leg of a dog using a new technique to grow bones in the laboratory.
Eva the dog would have had her entire leg amputated were it not for a novel method of creating bone.
Now the team plans to try it on human patients.

LSemmens - 30-12-2017 at 00:20

This will be a godsend for many who have had bones shattered for whatever reason. Shades of Star Trek! :D

scholar - 30-12-2017 at 00:30

This is a favorable example of experimenting on animals, before human trials.

I have heard of cruel, unnecessary animal testing--no reasonable person wants that.

But, there are times when it makes sense to test on an animal. Sometimes, there are unforeseen outcomes or complicating factors.

And, sometimes--like this--there are delightful outcomes.kewl_glasses

Katzy - 30-12-2017 at 19:43

English setters are mental! :D

That one looks just like my ma-in-law's one.

Amazing stuff, which the NHS won't allow, of course, due to the cost... confused2

marymary100 - 30-12-2017 at 19:44

Cheaper than keeping people disabled I'd guess.