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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:24 PM

Scientists Help 53-Year-Old Cancer Victim To Grow New Nose

Scientists Help 53-Year-Old Cancer Victim To Grow New Nose
The Huffington Post/PA | Posted: 23/01/2013 16:36 GMT | Updated: 23/01/2013 16:41 GMT

Scientists are helping a man grow a new nose, it was reported today.

Experts at University College London are using the man's bone marrow cells to help him replace the nose he lost to cancer.

Science magazine Focus said Professor Alex Seifalian was assisting the unnamed 53-year-old, whose bone marrow cells were currently growing in the lab on two nose-shaped scaffolds.

"We've got two noses growing, just in case someone drops one," Professor Seifalian said.

The process involves implanting one of the noses under the skin on the patient's arm. "We can make the nose, but we can't make the skin," the professor said.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/23/health-cancer-victim-grow-new-nose_n_2534208.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-lifestyle?ncid=GEP

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:29 PM

1. Whotta world, Whotta world!. . . .n/t

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:21 PM

2. Amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing Judi!

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