To grow the organs in the lab, scientists took the lung of a separate pig and stripped it of its blood and cells using a special mix of sugar and detergent, so that only the ‘skeleton’ remained.
They then created a cocktail of nutrients and lung cells from the pig which was to receive the transplant, and placed it in a tank with the organ skeleton.
Lungs - Days
The lungs were grown for 30 days and implanted into...
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