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Making 3D printed ears for disfigured children (October 2014)

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Scientists at University College London are using 3D printing to create ears to be implanted onto children with severe disfigurements in the first clinical trial of its kind. Filmed by BBC Inside Out, it is a major medical breakthrough and could radically change organ transplants. To find out more click here

New certificate course in Vascular and Microsurgery

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In conjunction with the MSc in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research (NPIMR) is offering a new certificate course in Vascular and Microsurgery.

Creating New Ears For Children Born With Small Or Missing Ears - (June 2014)

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Around one in every 6,000 babies worldwide is born with an unusually small, misshapen or missing ear – a condition called microtia. It’s possible to reconstruct children’s ears using plastic surgery, but existing approaches all have drawbacks. Dr Michelle Griffin, of University College London, is developing a new way to reconstruct ears, in the hope of overcoming these drawbacks and improving children’s lives.

British scientists make custom-made body parts using stem cells - Daily Mail (April 2014)

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UK scientists make body parts in laboratory. Click here to find out more.

MSc in Burns, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Alumni (2012/13)

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Burns alumni

From left to right (back row): Dr Kalaskar (Course Director), Prof Butler (Programme Director), Prof Seifalian (Programme Director), Joey Chen (Msc student); (front row) Michelle Griffin, Maleeha Muhgal, Xiao Zhang, Ben Way, Junjie Zhao (MSc students)

'Turtle Boy' - Channel 4 (2013)

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Mr Neil Bulstrode (Plastic Surgeon) from our MSc course helped to treat Didier Montalvo, six, from Colombia, to treat a rare condition called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus.

'Botched Up Bodies' - Channel 5 (2012)

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Two of our MSc tutors Mr Niall Kirkpatrick (Craniofacial and Reconstructive Facial Surgeon) and Mr Patrick Mallucci (Plastic Surgeon) are featuring in a brand new surgical documentary on Channel 5.

UCL technology used in windpipe transplant - UCL News (July 2011)

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Professor Alexander Seifalian (UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science) and his team designed and built the synthetic windpipe ‘scaffold’ used in an operation announced today. Read UCL press release

Surgeons carry out first synthetic windpipe transplant - BBC News (July 2011)

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Surgeons carry out first synthetic windpipe transplant, By Michelle Roberts, Health reporter, BBC News, in Stockholm

First Synthetic Organ Transplant - BBC News (July 2011)

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First synthetic organ transplant, By Fergus Walsh, Medical correspondent, BBC News Health

Socialized medicine develops first artificial bodypart - BBC World News

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