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Extreme soldier makeovers

Surprising new technology healing U.S. wounded warriors
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Marine Sgt. Ron Strang was hit by shrapnel in a bomb blast April 4, 2010, in Marja, Afghanistan. He lost half of his left thigh muscle.
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This laboratory rat, held by Cathryn Sundback, director of the tissue engineering lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, was implanted with a human-scaled ear made from sheep cells. The hope is to start implanting them in patients in about a year.
Associated Press



An experimental implant of connective tissue developed from pigs has made “a huge improvement” in his thigh, said Marine Sgt. Ron Strang. He’s walking better and even playing light games of football.

Extreme soldier makeovers

Ron Strang/Associated Press



Marine Sgt. Ron Strang was hit by shrapnel in a bomb blast April 4, 2010, in Marja, Afghanistan. He lost half of his left thigh muscle.
Steven Senne/Associated Press



This laboratory rat, held by Cathryn Sundback, director of the tissue engineering lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, was implanted with a human-scaled ear made from sheep cells. The hope is to start implanting them in patients in about a year.
Associated Press



An experimental implant of connective tissue developed from pigs has made “a huge improvement” in his thigh, said Marine Sgt. Ron Strang. He’s walking better and even playing light games of football.
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