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the healing edge: Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

the healing edge: Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Kate Bowen with her infant, Georgia, in the intensive care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors tried to revive the baby's heart with an infusion of one billion mitochondria.
New York Has World-Class Hospitals. Why Is It So Bad for People in Need of Transplants?

New York Has World-Class Hospitals. Why Is It So Bad for People in Need of Transplants?

Kehinde Majekodumi has been on dialysis for two years. She is one of around 8,500 New Yorkers with organ failure who are currently awaiting an organ transplant.
How Ed Kranepool’s Frosty Relations With the Mets Thawed Out

How Ed Kranepool’s Frosty Relations With the Mets Thawed Out

Ed Kranepool throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field on Monday.
New 3D printed corneas could save millions of people's vision

New 3D printed corneas could save millions of people's vision

Researchers have spent decades exploring methods to 3D print organs for transplant but progress is slow due to the complex structure of, say, a kidney or pancreas. Precise Bio, a startup founded by
Drones can safely fly a human kidney without damaging it, study shows

Drones can safely fly a human kidney without damaging it, study shows

Drone deliveries are well on their way. Could they also be used for safely delivering transplant organs to hospitals without damage? A recent test flight attempted to find an answer. The post Drones
From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

Doctors at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, hold a baby girl born to a mother who received a uterus from a deceased donor.
From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

Doctors at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, hold a baby girl born to a mother who received a uterus from a deceased donor.
From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

Doctors at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, hold a baby girl born to a mother who received a uterus from a deceased donor.
From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

From a Deceased Woman’s Transplanted Uterus, a Live Birth

Doctors at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, hold a baby girl born to a mother who received a uterus from a deceased donor.
Baboon Survives for Six Months With a Pig's Heart Beating in Its Chest

Baboon Survives for Six Months With a Pig's Heart Beating in Its Chest

A baboon survived 195 days after an experimental heart transplant, according to a new paper. But the heart didn’t come from another baboon—it came from a pig.Read more...
First baby born using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor

First baby born using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor

In a world first, doctors have confirmed the birth of a healthy baby girl in Brazil using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor. Here's why that's so potentially transformative. The post First
Researchers are ready to test pig skin transplants on humans for the first time

Researchers are ready to test pig skin transplants on humans for the first time

In the future, we may not need to rely on human donations for life-saving skin grafts. That’s the goal of XenoTherapeutics, a Boston-based biotech nonprofit.…
Transplanted pig hearts show promise in baboon trials. Are humans next?

Transplanted pig hearts show promise in baboon trials. Are humans next?

Researchers in Germany have successfully transplanted modified pig hearts into baboons. The results take us one step closer to ending organ transplant waiting lists for good. Here's why. The post

A Human Heart, Left Aboard, Sends Airplane Back to Where it Started

Passengers were delayed for hours as pilots returned to Seattle, setting off speculation about how long the heart would be viable and where it was headed.

A Human Heart, Left Aboard, Sends Airplane Back to Where it Started

Passengers were delayed for hours as pilots returned to Seattle, setting off speculation about how long the heart would be viable and where it was headed.
Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?

Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?

A bottle containing human fecal matter in an OpenBiome laboratory in Medford, Mass. Stool has emerged as a surprisingly effective treatment for hard-to-treat gut infections.
Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs

Michael Schaffer, who received a liver transplant, is the first to undergo a new procedure that may help wean organ recipients from anti-rejection drugs.