Published in Blood Weekly, June 1st, 2006
Study 1: Amniotic fluid is a preferred cell source for tissue-engineered diaphragmatic reconstruction.
"We have previously shown that fetal tissue engineering is a preferred alternative to diaphragmatic repair in a large animal model. This study was aimed at comparing diaphragmatic constructs seeded with mesenchymal ammocytes and fetal myoblasts in this model," researchers in the United States report.
According to S.M. Kunisaki and colleagues at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, "Neonatal lambs (n=14) underwent repair of an experimental...
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