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Porcine Organs Used in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

porcine organs for regenerative medicine researchPigs regularly play an important role in vital medical research through the use of porcine organs and tissues.

One such area is the field known as TERM, or tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue regeneration can change the lives of humans and animals alike, making progress in this field of research even more critical.

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Porcine Models and Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pig curiosityPancreatic research is – quite literally – a matter of life and death.

Problems with the pancreas can lead to diabetes, and people with diabetes have a higher risk for pancreatic cancer.

And pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest forms of the disease. It develops quickly, is difficult to detect early and hard to treat, and has a five-year survival rate of just six percent.

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