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2010-03-21 07:10:00

British Italian doctors said they have carried out groundbreaking surgery to help rebuild the windpipe of a 10-year-old boy by using stem cells developed from his own body. Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital implanted the boy with a donor trachea that had been stripped of its cells and injected with his own.  The operation took place last week and lasted nearly nine hours. Doctors expect the boy's bone marrow stem cells to begin transforming themselves over the...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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