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Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 15:18
Ten-year-old girl gets vein grown from her stem cells
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Swedish doctors report that a 10-year-old girl has had a major blood vessel in her body replaced with one grown with her own stem cells.

She had poor blood flow between her intestines and liver.

A vein was taken from a dead man, stripped of its own cells and then bathed in stem cells from the girl.

Surgeons said there was a "striking" improvement in her quality of life.

This is the latest is a series of body parts grown, or engineered, to match the tissue of the patient.

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