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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.
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.
Hearts in Hand
Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Texas Heart Institute heart surgeon Bud Frazier is a pioneer of heart transplant technologies.
If It Ain't Broke . . .
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Is there room to improve upon the tried-and-true, decades-old technology of artificial hearts?
Modified Pigs as Organ Donors?
Karen Zusi | Oct 9, 2015
Researchers have edited more than 60 genes in pig embryos to facilitate organ donations for humans.
Penis Transplant a Success
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2015
Surgeons expect an organ donor’s penis given to a man who lost his in a botched circumcision to become fully functional.
Surgeon Faces Misconduct Allegations
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
The scientist who implanted artificial windpipes into several patients is being accused of conducting the procedures without proper ethical review.
Baby Born from Transplanted Womb
Jef Akst | Oct 6, 2014
A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.