Correspondent Morley Safer interviews both Dr. Stephen Badylak, deputy director at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Dr. Blair Jobe, associate professor of surgery in the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.
Dr. Badylak makes body parts. He describes how a material, Extra Cellular Matrix, can regrow virtually every tissue we have in our body.
Also in Pittsburgh, these techniques have been used to regrow the esophageal lining of a cancer, and to transplant a hand from a cadaver onto the arm of Marine, who lost his right hand.
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