Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Medical Miracles

I was impressed when they gave a woman a new face.
I was somewhat creeped out when they gave a man two new hands.
Now I am stunned by this amazing story. They grew this woman a new bronchus to her left lung using her own stem cells. She isn't on any immunosuppressants and so far everything is going well post op.
What next? I love the way science fact is catching up with science fiction.



6 comments:

The Dude said...

"I love the way science fact is catching up with science fiction."

Isnt that always the case? :)

nishaa anil said...

Science fact is stranger than science fiction!

Inkpot said...

Very true, Dude. That's one of the reasons I love the genre.

Hi Nishaa. I know it is a cliche, but truth IS really stranger than fiction. I love watching those tv programmes about people with strange diseases and it always makes me think - if I wrote a story about that, people would think it was fantasy.

Valpot said...

I take it that the photo is of the new face????

Impressive!

Malice Blackheart said...

Yes, it's exciting to live in this world of possibility isn't? We can finally grow George W. a brain. I know it comes a little too late, but it's the thought that counts. At the very least we could grow him a nice set of tits.

Inkpot said...

Eh, no, Valpot. That is a photo of the woman who got a bronchus transplant after TB destroyed her old one. If you want to see the woman with the face transplant you should click on the link or do a search. It is amazing the difference between her post op face (very scary) and her face as it looks now after healing, etc (very normal).