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Paul Terasaki dies at 86; philanthropist and pioneer in organ transplant medicine

Paul Terasaki, a philanthropist and pioneer in organ transplant medicine who invented a tissue-typing test that became an international standard for matching donors with recipients, died Jan. 25 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 86.<p>Terasaki spent three years in an internment camp during World …

Your next organ transplant could come from this unlikely source

So far, that hasn't worked.<p>But George Church, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of the biotech company eGenesis, hopes to change that; earlier this week he announced that he and his colleagues had used the gene editing tool CRISPR to modify an unprecedented number of genes in …

Genetics

State sets up panel to reduce organ transplant cost

After getting huge success in the cadaver donation and organ transplant programmes in Maharashtra, the state health department has now decided to …

Organ transplants between HIV positive patients will soon be performed in the US

This is a remarkable step forward, as patients with HIV will be able to contribute to the high demand for organ donations, and could ultimately save thousands of lives in the US alone.<p>HIV positive patients are able to accept organ donations from those who are not infected.<p>However, it is forbidden …

This is huge: A U.S. clinic has performed the country's first uterus transplant

Through the miracles of modern medicine, people without functioning uteruses have had other options for having biological children — namely, …

Johns Hopkins Hospital