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Scientists use a mesh material as a scaffold to seed bladder cells as they grow. After three to six weeks, the cells are transplanted inside the child's urethra, where they eventually replace the damaged tissue. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine hide caption

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Scientists Grow Parts For Kids With Urinary Damage

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This young patient from India received his cornea transplant in 2009, when he was 10. Here he is shown before (above) and after (below) the transplant, which he received at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), SightLife's partner center in Hyderabad, India. Courtesy of LVPEI hide caption

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Ex-Starbucks Exec Helps Develop Global Eye Banks

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A man gets a checkup from Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine in January. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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To Cap Medicaid, Florida Looks To Managed Care

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Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of the Galleon Group, a major hedge fund, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York in February. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Wiretaps May Play Big Role In Insider Trading Case

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Usher (left) and Beyonce (right) performed at private concerts funded by the family of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi's son Hannibal is at center. Bryan Bedder (l), Juan Barreto (c), Koichi Kamoshida (r)/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Stars, Private Shows And Political Consequences

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Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are hard at work on the new season of American Idol. Frank Micelotta/Fox hide caption

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As 'Idol' Surges, New Judges Tune Up Their Feedback

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An employee counts bundles of Thai bahts at Krung Thai Bank in Bangkok in October. A tidal wave of money is pouring into Asia and driving up regional currencies. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asian Nations Try Not To Get Scorched By 'Hot Money'

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A woman dressed in rags is the subject of Tattered and Torn by Alfred Kappes. Oil on canvas, 1886. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Mass hide caption

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Portraits Of The Poor: Dignity In Times Of Despair

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