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Hearts and Tracheas for Everybody!

Last month, a cancer patient received a successful transplant of a trachea grown from his own stem cells.

This month, another guy got a plastic heart.

A 40-year-old father who was dying from heart failure is set to leave hospital after receiving an artificial heart.
His new plastic heart is powered by a portable driver in a backpack, which he said had "revolutionised" his life.

It is thought to be the first time a UK patient has been able to go home with an entirely artificial heart.

Next it'll be full-grown replacement limbs. Take that Doc Connors!

And nanobots. I would make an awesome cyborg.

By min | August 5, 2011, 9:48 AM | Science