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The treatment of incontinence has involved numerous devices, some of them effective, some not.  Centuries ago, patients suffering from urinary incontinence wore bags to catch leaking urine, as shown in this Middle Ages woodcut.

At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Michael Chancellor and his colleagues are researching the effects stem cells can have on the growth of new tissue in denervated rat sphincters. In the future, it could be possible to rehabilitate "worn-out" sphincters and other organs to restore urologic health without implants, pharmaceuticals or surgery.

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