Scientists Grow Functional Anal Sphincter in Petri Dish



The loss of sphincter control is a common and humiliating problem for aging adults. Researchers led by Shreya Rhagavan of the University of Michigan Medical School may have developed a solution: a replacement sphincter grown inside a laboratory. So far, eight such bioengineered anal sphincters have been successfully implanted in mice. The team hopes to work on human subjects in the future.

Link -via io9 | Photo: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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