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Five children have been given a new EAR made from their own cells using a world first technique

Thursday 01/February/2018 - 06:12 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Five children have been grown a new ear made from their own cells in a world first trial، according to the Daily Mail.
Chinese researchers conducted the groundbreaking experiment on children with microtia - when the ear is underdeveloped.

The young patients' own ear cartilage cells، obtained from their other ear، were then used to form a new one in the landmark trial. 
Striking pictures reveal how the 'very exciting' technique has worked، helping the children to have newly-shaped ears.
Five children have been grown a new ear made from their own cells، a world first trial has revealed (pictured: the development of a new ear over 30 months for the first patient) +1
Five children have been grown a new ear made from their own cells، a world first trial has revealed (pictured: the development of a new ear over 30 months for the first patient)

Microtia، which strikes between one in 6،000 and 12،000 births، can often cause hearing difficulties.
Conventional treatments for the condition revolve around synthetic ears or using cartilage taken from the child's ribs.
The new treatment، pioneered by Guangdong Zhou at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai، offers hope of an easier method. 




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