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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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.