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Once we can make cells self-organise through these new nano-scale scaffolds, this idea could lead on to new approaches for wound repair and even the growth of whole organs in the lab.

The new organs would be grown from a few cells provided by the patient, so there would be no problems with rejection and no organ shortages.



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Tissue engineering could mean an end to long waiting lists for transplant surgery.
Tissue engineering could mean an end to long waiting lists for transplant surgery.

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