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-- -- on a house call lots of folks are writing in about this issue and that has to do with reprogramming skin cells.
That actually they say could potentially lead to -- growth of new organs.
A lot of questions coming on the topic gotten.
House call foxnews.com slash house call doctor -- This really sadness touch a lot of people in their asking about what what does this mean what does this mean for us.
I think this has a lot of implications in terms -- transplant surgery in -- who were given to more of this but.
The -- the problem is we have some 5000 people a year waiting on some transplant list for some organ when there organ fails whether it's kidney whether it's liver.
You know whether it's cornea.
The problem is we can't get matches because you could rejected too easily and if you get an organ that's rejected -- it.
Even if it's not rejected you can end up on him -- -- suppressive medications for your whole life which is a problem for me as an in -- now along comes a technology exciting very exciting.
Where they use the detergent or chemical to wash out and organ and leave just a structure over there just -- -- just the college in just the things that.
Keep the organ -- and Oregon but get rid of all of the cells in the organ.
That might offend you that might get rejected -- replacing them with -- stem cells.
-- -- -- adult stem cells from skin or bone marrow or the cord blood that we're thinking of telling people to say -- they can use that you re popularly you -- -- Once you've washed out -- using detergent to wash out.
The stuff you might reject you re populate -- with stem cells not we -- -- organs for from cadavers for this.
We may be able to use bits of your own organ.
You may be able to use it from different sources but it expands the possibilities.
Of trans Atlantic and in fact in Sweden these plastic as the scaffold.
Plastic as the building block for esophagus.
-- trachea and then they ended in stem cells on top that grew when they grow into the blood vessels and then they grow into the actual structure the organ of rebuilding an organ.
Using a scaffold and -- and stem -- It's -- -- and you've.
Probably -- the potential of this anytime you're in the operating.
-- -- three years ago I would have told you that if this actually happens it has potential to revolutionize the field of not just surgery but medicine as well.
Today I would tell you that it's already here and it is happening.
And it will change the whole feel that we generated.
Tissue and engineering he's been an amazing field.
You just imagine that somebody would lose their kidneys or lose a limb or etc.
and then they can have it -- -- again.
Heart valves -- softened his trachea.
You would basically take all want him to the new one -- by the way this is -- because medicine has done such a great job that we're living longer longer.
-- you have organ failures and -- we need to replace them.
A lot of this work actually comes from a call -- them on cherub urology at Wake Forest doctor -- who's spent decades in years in this.
Field and we've seen replacement of a Blatter.
For respond to be -- -- which is incredible when you change someone's life.
But putting -- new organ and exactly as mark mentioned you can takes either someone stem cell now from skid not from embryo.
Which resolves all these controversies that we had so you have you can get stem cells or yourselves.
And put that one a scaffold on a plastic.
Now these cells became grow if there are very close to each other the proximity -- -- and you can create a new trachea.
And put it back in now they're working on it -- like you've been talking about this thing would go to the doctor now how many years it sounds sometimes that it's here and it's very careful -- we've done this -- they do is here they're going to figure that -- -- and now we're going to intestine and and hard about what's difficult is -- Chris.
The liver and mirrors and those that may take longer but listen this is going to revolutionize the fact that you can pick someone sells.
And read growing it too many cells put it on -- scaffold.
Are plastic and let it grow and it planted that's going to change the entire transplant field now because it yourself.
You don't need all did steroids or you know of medications that we used to give you.
I'm also the -- of rejection is going to be really small so this is great field Aaron -- -- of America that is amazing you know really real well.
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