organ transplant
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.
Hearts in Hand
Hearts in Hand
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Texas Heart Institute heart surgeon Bud Frazier is a pioneer of heart transplant technologies.
If It Ain't Broke . . .
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?
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
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
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
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
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
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.