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  • Surprising methods heal wounded troops

    09/09/2012 8:50:56 PM PDT · by Rabin
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 9, 2012 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE (AP)
    -In Los Angeles, surgeons used part of Michael Mills' forehead to rebuild his nose after a bomb disfigured him in Iraq. -In Pittsburgh, doctors used an experimental therapy from pig tissue to help regrow part of a thigh muscle that Ron Strang lost in a blast in Afghanistan.
  • Regenerative Medicine Shows Promise for Wounded Warriors

    02/25/2010 6:02:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 257+ views
    DETRICK, Md., Feb. 25, 2010 – Movie-goers have seen the concept play out time and time again on the big screen. Sinister Borg drones reconstitute missing digits and limbs before their eyes in the “Star Trek” series. Alien Jack Jeebs in “Men in Black” regrows his head after it’s damaged or blown off. The military is working to bring some of that science-fiction capability to wounded warriors so they can harness their own body’s power to regenerate itself and repair disabling and disfiguring battlefield injuries. The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine is leading the charge with an ambitious program...