Md. man gets synthetic windpipe

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Md. man gets new windpipe

Surgeons in Sweden have replaced the cancerous windpipe of a Maryland man with one made in a laboratory and seeded with the man's own cells. The windpipe, or trachea, made from minuscule plastic fibers and covered in stem cells taken from the man's bone marrow, was implanted in November. The patient, Christopher Lyles, 30, whose tracheal cancer had progressed to the point where it was considered inoperable, arrived home in Baltimore on Wednesday. It was the second procedure of its kind and the first for an American. "I'm feeling good," Lyles said in a telephone interview from his home. He said he hoped to resume his job, as an electrical engineer with the Department of Defense, as soon as he regained full strength.

Long Island visit worth $208M

A Silicon Valley financial analyst came forward Friday on New York's Long Island to claim a $208 million lottery jackpot, saying he had to repeatedly check his winning ticket before realizing he had won. "It didn't seem real; you just don't believe it," said Daniel Bruckner of San Jose, Calif. The winning Mega Millions numbers were drawn Dec. 27. Bruckner, 35, and his wife, Christine, had been visiting her family on Long Island over Christmas when he bought the winning ticket at a supermarket. They will take a lump-sum payment of $101 million after taxes, lottery officials said.

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Md. man gets synthetic windpipe

01/13/12 [Last modified: Friday, January 13, 2012 11:10pm]

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