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Doctors grow new ear on cancer victim's arm (VIDEO)

Doctors grow new ear on cancer victim's arm (VIDEO)

By ASHLEY JENNINGS (@ashleyjjennings)
Sept. 29, 2012

When Sherrie Walter lost her ear to cancer two years ago, she told herself she'd never be one of those survivors attaching a prosthetic ear every day.

"The concept of having to tape something to my skin every day didn't feel like that was who I was," the 42-year-old mother of two told ABC News. "I could just see my kids running around with it, yelling, 'I have mommy's ear!'"

But doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore offered Walter a chance at a new ear -- a permanent one built from her own tissue.

The groundbreaking procedure, described as one of the most complicated ear constructions in the U.S., involves removing cartilage from the rib cage to form a new ear, which is then placed under the skin of the forearm to grow.

Video: http://www.infowars.com/doctors-grow-new-ear-on-cancer-victi...

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctors-grow-ear-arm-cancer-vic...



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They sure can't be very good doctors!

Don't they know that ears grow on peoples heads?

See, now this is what I am

See, now this is what I am thinking. Why couldnt they have taken skin and allowed it to grow where it would naturally.

Anyway, how they did it is rather primitive. The proper way to do this would be to create a printed scaffold of tissue using a 3d printer and then coat that in cells ad allow it to grow in a nutrient bath. Once it was mature enough, they would then graft it to the person's head. The only reason you couldnt just graft it to there would be because its hard to get proper nutrients and blood flow and it would likely die quickly. If you can solve this problem, than you will be able to print stuff, directly attach it and it will grow naturally; oh, and you will probably win the nobel prize.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

That is a good one

Love it. LMAO.