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Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

Its longevity is a milestone. Previously, when researchers tried to transplant pig hearts into primates, the primates' bodies would reject the …

How Transplanted Pig Lungs Could Save Human Patients

Martine Rothblatt, the founder and CEO of the Maryland-based drug company United Therapeutics, entered the orphan drug business to develop pharmaceutical treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but deadly heart disease. Rothblatt spoke with PopMech about the art and science of …

Medicine

Doctors Could Soon Be Performing Transplants Using Organs Infected With HIV

The organs would only be transplanted into people who are already HIV-positive, not people who don't have the infection. But that doesn't mean the new organ can't make them sicker.<p>These transplants could save thousands of lives, but there are serious complications that could arise that need to be …

Here Come Human Head Transplants!

Transhumanists and immortalists yearn for it, some futurists predict it, science fiction movie makers spin fun tales from it–but do I think we will …

Wicked!: Woman Gets 3-D Printed Skull Transplant

Note: Video after the jump gets pretty graphic at the end. Watch right in the middle of dinner if possible.<p>This is the 3-D printed thermoplastic …

Synthetic Genomics Inc. Signs Collaborative Research and Development Agreement with Lung Biotechnology Inc., a Subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation, to Develop Humanized Pig Organs to Revolutionize Transplantation Field

LA JOLLA, Calif. and SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …