Posted by : brij fbEducator Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Researchers in Philadelphia have successfully gestated premature lambs in sealed plastic bags outside the womb, giving some hope for critically premature human babies (and their parents) at some point in the future. According to the paper published in Nature Communications, the Biobag was the result of multiple tries at recreating a womb. The baby lambs — chosen due to physiological similarity to human infants — were placed into plastic sacks filled with lab-made amniotic fluid, with an oxygenator attached to act as a substitute umbilical cord. Their bodies and organs grew at a normal weight, and they got adorable white downy coats while in…

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