Jaw Transplant Allows Man To Chew After Nine Years

A jawbone, grown on his shoulder, using a titanium mold, bone marrow, and recombinant bone morphogenic protein, enabled a man to chew for the first time since he lost his lower jaw in radical surgery for cancer. Since then he was able to eat only soup and soft foods. But just four weeks after a pioneering jaw-creation and transplantation procedure, he tucked into a meal of sausages and bread

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