International stem-cell surgery surprise

Spain“Researchers at a conference in Sweden nearly fell off their chairs earlier this month when a Spanish scientist described stem cell-supported surgery that saw a woman’s cancerous trachea removed, operated on in another country, and then restored to her. Professor Paolo Macchiarini of the University of Barcelona described the surgery, which involved laboratories in the UK and Italy in addition to a clinic in Barcelona, at the Knowledge Triangle conference in Gothenburg …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 20 September]

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