A recent 60 Minutes story on regenerative medicine highlights progress in the field, and turns to Pittsburgh leaders for firsthand accounts of those innovations.

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.

Click for 60-minutes News segment (please ignore Viagra ad)


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