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Teacher Who ‘Never Thought’ He’d Be a Dad Is Adopting Student He Helped Get a Life-Saving Kidney

Teacher Who ‘Never Thought’ He’d Be a Dad Is Adopting Student He Helped Get a Life-Saving Kidney

It was a brief moment that changed the course of both of their lives. Damien, 12, walked up to his math and science teacher Finn Lanning in 2018 and told him he wouldn’t be returning to AXL Academy in

Lab-grown heart muscles transplanted into a human for the first time

Researchers in Japan have successfully carried out the world's first transplant of lab-grown heart muscle cells, in a move which could significantly reduce the need for heart transplants. To grow the

This machine keeps transplant livers alive for a week

With current technology, a human liver donated for transplant can only be kept alive for 24 hours, and often, if the liver is damaged or diseased, it cannot be considered for transplant. That could

Penis-and-scrotum transplant patient reports near-normal erections, orgasms

The update is good news for others in need of sensitive transplants.

Chicago biotech company 3D prints a mini human heart

The Chicago-based biotech company BIOLIFE4D announced today that it has successfully 3D-bioprinted a mini human heart. The tiny heart has the same structure as a full-sized heart, and the company says
Overdue: Trump orders overhaul of organ-donation system in US

Overdue: Trump orders overhaul of organ-donation system in US

“They are finally modernizing organ procurement.” The post Overdue: Trump orders overhaul of organ-donation system in US appeared first on Hot Air.

A drone delivered an organ to a transplant patient for the first time

For the first time, a drone has delivered a kidney to a transplant patient who had waited eight years for a donor. The organ was carried on a short, 10 minute, 2.7 mile test flight from Baltimore's
Scientists manage to 3D print an actual heart using human cells

Scientists manage to 3D print an actual heart using human cells

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have achieved a world-first by 3D printing a small-scale heart, complete with blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers. Here's why that's so exciting. The post

Stem cell transplant offers hope for an HIV cure

There appears to be more than one promising sign in the quest for an HIV cure. Researchers have given a London patient a bone marrow stem cell transplant that has left him HIV-free for the past 18

Scientists successfully transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs

Lab-grown organ transplants aren't right around the corner, but they may considerably closer than you think. University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have successfully tested bioengineered lungs
Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of
Solider gets new ear after doctors grow one on her own arm

Solider gets new ear after doctors grow one on her own arm

When Shamika Burrage survived a devastating car crash two years ago, she didn't come out entirely unscathed. The 21-year-old, who is a private in the US Army, lost her left ear in the accident, but

Someday, every piece of a person will be replaceable

In the past half decade, medical science has made tremendous advances in reproductive organ transplant techniques. In the span of just four years, we've seen the first successful penile transplant,
“I feel whole again:” Wounded vet receives first penis-scrotum combo transplant

“I feel whole again:” Wounded vet receives first penis-scrotum combo transplant

For ethical reasons, the testicles were removed before transplant.
Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant

Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant

The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US, too. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have
Scientists grow human brain tissue in mice

Scientists grow human brain tissue in mice

Brain "organoids" made from stem cells are a promising way to study the brain, but the longest they've survived in a petri dish is just five weeks. Researchers from the Salk Institute recently
Woman Spends $19,000 on Kidney Transplant for Her 17-Year- Old Cat

Woman Spends $19,000 on Kidney Transplant for Her 17-Year- Old Cat

This Baltimore owner says it was money well spent and we are so moved by it! Via: Health Diary 365 Submitted by: Tagged: kidney , baltimore , transplant , Cats
Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free

Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free

More than 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and new research suggests an unusual approach may help cut down the list: using diseased kidneys. In a new study published in
Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free

Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free

More than 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and new research suggests an unusual approach may help cut down the list: using diseased kidneys. In a new study published in
Scientists 'hack' cells to create 3D shapes from live tissue

Scientists 'hack' cells to create 3D shapes from live tissue

Never mind 3D-printing organs -- the real dream is to make the tissue itself bend to your will, and UCSF scientists have managed just that. They've discovered that they can 'hack' special cells that