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Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Ashley Yeager | Apr 24, 2018
After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2018
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2017
The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients.
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2017
The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.
Molecular Trigger for Organ Rejection in Mice Identified
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2017
The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.
“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 6, 2017
Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.
Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.
Genes Expressed After Death
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.
First US Penis Transplant
Tanya Lewis | May 16, 2016
A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.