Calling to your attention a story about the remarkable bioengineering techniques and other medical advances being made to treat returning military troops:
COMING HOME-NEW MEDICINE
BOSTON — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops. An Associated Press review of new medical techniques, some of them taxpayer-funded, found surprising feats of surgery and bioengineering.
1,700 words moved Sept. 6 for print editions Monday, Sept. 10; online release Sunday, Sept. 9. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione.
AP Video available Sept. 10.
The story features research in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas. It is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Media Editors taking a closer look at this latest generation of war veterans as they return to civilian life, and the effect this is having on them, their families and American society.