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  • Boy with rare deadly disease gets whole new skin

    11/08/2017 1:40:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    mercurynews.com/AP ^ | Maria Cheng
    The boy had a rare, incurable skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, caused by genetic mutations. People with the disease lack critical proteins that attach the outer layer of the skin to the inner layer, resulting in fragile skin with almost constant blisters and open sores. To fix that, the doctors took a small piece of the boy’s skin from an area that was OK. In the lab, they added a normal version of his bad gene to his skin cells. They grew sheets of the boy’s skin, in much the same way skin grafts are grown for burn victims....
  • Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

    08/10/2017 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | AUG. 10, 2017 | By GINA KOLATA
    In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans. The experiments, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one day to transplant livers, hearts and other organs from pigs into humans, a hope that experts had all but given up. If pig organs were shown to be safe and effective, “they could be a real game changer,” said Dr. David Klassen, chief medical officer at the United Network for Organ Sharing, a private, nonprofit organization that manages...
  • Creepy Video Of Mouse Limping After Experimental Spinal Cord Repair

    04/29/2017 6:30:57 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-29-17 | JR
    Think of this video when you think about Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero who will undertake the first human head transplant later this year in China, the doctor told German magazine Ooom in an article published Thursday. And, following that effort, he will revive a cryogenically frozen brain and transplant it into a donor body within the next three years.
  • Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies...

    04/27/2017 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27 April 2017 • 11:46am | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed. Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then wants to begin trials on brain transplants. If the procedures are successful, he believes that frozen brains could be thawed and inserted into a donor body. Hundreds of people who are dying or paralysed have had their bodies or brains cryogenically preserved in the hope that medical science will be able to bring them...
  • Glendale tot with rare condition awaits intestine, liver transplant

    10/01/2016 2:03:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 9 replies
    self | October 1, 2016 | AzNascarFan
    I tried to link the article but it is at the Arizona Repugnant and due to copyright complaints apparently we cant directly post their articles... This article is about my Grandson Jaxson... I had a prayer request thread Hereabout 2 months ago, when the doctors told us he might be in the hospital until a donor was found... Since then, things have happened in almost a miraculous fashion for those of us who understand the power or prayer.
  • Prayer Request for my Grandson

    07/31/2016 11:40:18 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 41 replies
    Jaxsons Got Guts ^ | July 31, 2016 | AzNascarfan
    The Above Source link goes to a blog my Daughter Started for my Grandson Jaxson. Not sure how often she will keep it updated, but gives a little background anyway I wanted to make a prayer request and also help spread the word that August is Short Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month https://www.facebook.com/SBSFoundation/ Jaxson is waiting for a bowel and liver transplant, He missed out once about a year ago because he was sick when the organs were available. She got the pre-call again after that and organs went to a closer recipient instead. It is such a hard prayer to...
  • 3D printed liver transplants one step closer

    07/28/2016 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nick Hall
    3D printed organ transplants have been in the cards for a while, but deep tissue printing has proved problematic. Now a team of scientists in Korea think they have cracked the code for producing functional liver tissue by printing functional mouse liver cells. Simply put, we need more livers than we currently have as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer are increasingly prevalent. The donor system, meanwhile, is inherently flawed. Patients face agonising treatment while they wait for a suitable liver. There is simply no guarantee they will get a matching organ in time and even if they do, there can...
  • First Uterus Transplant in the United States Fails, Causing Additional Concern for Pro-Lifers

    03/14/2016 9:22:48 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Last fall, LifeNews reported about the Cleveland Clinic’s plans to begin offering the first uterus transplants in the U.S. However, this week, the clinic announced that its first attempt has failed. USA Today reports the clinic transplanted a uterus into a 26-year-old woman on Feb. 24 but had to remove it as a result of a sudden, unspecified complication. The Cleveland Clinic announced the results of the surgery Wednesday. “We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus,” the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement. The...
  • Wounded U.S. soldier soon to get 1st. U.S. penis transplant

    02/19/2016 7:09:53 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 49 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 2-19-16 | Reuters Staff
    A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery.
  • Mother Hears Late Son’s Heartbeat in Transplant Recipient

    02/01/2016 9:23:03 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 11 replies
    TIME ^ | Sarah Begley
    Heather Clark got a special gift on Friday: The grieving mother was able to listen to her late son's heart beating inside the little girl who received the organ after his death. "The sound was so strong," Clark told People. "I could feel him there with me. He is continuing on through her, no doubt."
  • P-nis Transplants Being Planned to Help Wounded Troops

    12/07/2015 11:58:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 12-6-2015 | DENISE GRADY
    Within a year, maybe in just a few months, a young soldier with a horrific injury from a bomb blast in Afghanistan will have an operation that has never been performed in the United States: a p-nis transplant. The organ will come from a deceased donor, and the surgeons, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, say they expect it to start working in a matter of months, developing urinary function, sensation and, eventually, the ability to have sex. From 2001 to 2013, 1,367 men in military service suffered wounds to the genitals in Iraq or Afghanistan, according...
  • The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate (trunc)

    11/16/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 20:11 EST, 16 November 2015 | Thomas Burrows
    (Full title: The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate to have most extensive transplant ever performed) A former firefighter whose face was so horrifically burnt while tackling a blaze that he 'scared his own children' has been given a brand new one in the most extensive transplant ever performed. Pat Hardison now wears the face of David Rodebaugh - a 26-year-old who died in August following a cycling accident. The procedure - which was the riskiest face transplant carried out to date - has left Hardison feeling normal again and it should restore his...
  • Teen who got heart transplant dies in crash during chase

    04/02/2015 2:35:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com/Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records. Anthony Tremayne Stokes, 17, died Tuesday when the car he was driving hit a bank sign, a Roswell police officer wrote in an incident report. The officer noticed the black Honda Accord fit the description of a vehicle involved in a home invasion a short time earlier, the report says. The officer tried to pull the car over,...
  • Atlanta teen who received controversial heart transplant dies in chase with police

    04/02/2015 9:38:29 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2015 | Abby Philip
    In 2013, then-15-year-old Anthony Stokes was dying and desperately needed a heart transplant that he couldn’t get because, according to doctors, he had “a history of noncompliance.” Stokes’s family suspected that his low grades and a history of trouble with the law gave doctors reason to believe that he would not be willing to take his medicine or show up at subsequent doctor’s visits. The Georgia teen’s story story sparked outrage, and the hospital quickly reversed its decision, giving him priority on the transplant list. But two years later, after he received a transplant, Stokes’s “second chance” has come to...
  • Teen who received controversial heart transplant dead after carjacking, chase

    04/02/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Fox31 ^ | 4/1/15
    <p>ROSWELL, Ga. — The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed chase and then dying after his car hit a pole.</p>
  • Heart recipient dies in police chase after was nearly denied transplant due to his bad behavior

    04/01/2015 8:27:04 AM PDT · by dennisw · 41 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 April 2015
    Heart recipient, 17, dies in high-speed police chase crash two years after he was nearly denied transplant because of his bad behavior Anthony Stokes died on Tuesday after he crashed a stolen car into a pole while fleeing from the scene of an attempted burglary in Roswell, Georgia He had fired at an elderly woman after breaking into her home Less than two years ago, he was given a life-saving heart transplant He was initially denied the surgery because doctors said he had previously failed to take medication so would be 'non-compliant' with the treatment But they changed their minds...
  • Just two more months

    06/15/2015 5:53:52 PM PDT · by uscga77 · 43 replies
    Just two more months till I move from California to Texas and once more register as a Republican. It was too hard to hold my nose here. I voted the best I could but am proud to say not once for the Terminator.
  • Scientists Reverse Paralysis in Dogs

    12/03/2004 4:07:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,863+ views
    My Way News ^ | Dec 3, 2004 | RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dogs with paralyzed hind legs regained the ability to walk after getting a shot of a chemical cousin of antifreeze that helped repair nerve cells in their damaged spinal cords, scientists reported. Purdue University researchers who led the project hope the approach can soon be tried in people, but caution that there are significant differences between human and canine spinal cords. The treatment only worked on dogs given the injections within about three days of their injury. Some dogs not given the injections eventually walked again, but those getting the new treatment had a dramatically higher recovery...
  • Disabled ‘guinea pig’ for first full HEAD transplant to meet surgeon

    06/10/2015 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06-10-2015 | By Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline
    The man volunteering to be the guinea pig for pioneering head transplant surgery is flying to America this week to meet for the first time the doctor intending to give him a new body. Russian Valery Spiridonov will appear at a major medical conference in Annapolis with Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, who hopes to convince the medical establishment that his techniques are on the brink of viability. But he prepared to fly to New York today, one of Moscow's top surgeons branded the Ł9.8million ($15million) head transplant plan 'reckless', claiming the medic - who has been labelled Dr Frankenstein by...
  • Texas doctors do first skull and scalp transplant

    06/04/2015 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 06-04-15 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at Houston Methodist. The recipient - Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas - expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and coloring. "It's...