Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants.
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56

Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants.

Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants.

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Organoids Repair Bile Ducts
Organoids Repair Bile Ducts
Abby Olena | Feb 18, 2021
Researchers determined that when introduced into damaged mouse or donated human livers, these lab-grown tissues could integrate into bile ducts and function normally.
The Father of Autoimmunity: A Profile of Noel Rose
The Father of Autoimmunity: A Profile of Noel Rose
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2020
By revealing that animals could develop immune responses against their own tissues, the physician-scientist established an entirely new field of science.
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.
Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Skin is much easier to create using 3-D printing than intestines.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike and Robert Pollack | Oct 1, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The girl was born in Brazil in December 2017.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
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
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
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Dec 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.
Xenotransplant Record
Xenotransplant Record
Tanya Lewis | Apr 6, 2016
A donor heart from a genetically modified pig survives for more than 2.5 years inside a baboon’s abdomen.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.