Rat with a human ear on its back?

Rich richb at access.mountain.net
Wed Dec 13 18:21:56 EST 1995


This rat came about from research into cartilage production.  Cartilage
cells from a human donor are placed onto a mesh frame (in this case an
ear) and the frame is then implanted under the skin of the rat.  The
cartilage then grows and accumulates along the frame and an artificial
ear structure was created.  If looking on the internet, I would try
searching for new research sites or looking for specific osteoblast or
cartilage research using a search engine.

Good luck!

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                 richb at access.mountain.net



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