A replacement sphincter grown inside a laboratory.

The loss of sphincter control is a common and humiliating problem for aging adults. Researchers led by Shreya Rhagavan of the University of Michigan Medical School may have developed a solution: a replacement sphincter grown inside a laboratory…

So far, eight such bioengineered anal sphincters have been successfully implanted in mice. The team hopes to work on human subjects in the future.


-via io9

Photo: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine