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[*] Post 510670 posted on 29-12-2017 at 19:16 Reply With Quote
Glasgow University bone growth breakthrough



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-42370415/world-first-for-dog-s-broken-leg


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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.
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[*] Post 510683 posted on 30-12-2017 at 00:20 Reply With Quote


This will be a godsend for many who have had bones shattered for whatever reason. Shades of Star Trek! :D
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[*] Post 510685 posted on 30-12-2017 at 00:30 Reply With Quote


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
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