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Like Uber, but for organs: first kidney delivered by drone

May 04, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its 5-kilometer journey to its recipient: a 44-year-old woman from Baltimore who had spent 8 years on dialysis before the procedure

This image courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) shows a drone landin as it delivers a kidney for transplant at the UMMC in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 19, 2019. A kidney needed for transplantation has been delivered by a drone for the first time ever, the University of Maryland Medical Center said, a development that could herald faster and safer organ transport. The specially designed high-tech drone was fitted with equipment to monitor the kidney along its three mile (five kilometer) journey to its recipient HO / University of Maryland Medical Center / AFP

Brains, eyes, testes: Off-limits for transplants?

Apr 28, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Experts say transplanting some body parts are 'currently beyond the scope of modern medicine' and raises ethical questions

FACE TRANSPLANT. A handout photo released by the Hopital Europeen Georges-Pompidou AP-HP on April 16, 2018 shows the face transplant on Jerome Hamon, a patient suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1. Photo by HEGP AP-HP/AFP

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing transplants to humans closer

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Humans can already receive pig heart valves and pancreases but scientists have long sought to make their entire organs which grow to around human size available for harvest

Scientists create first human-pig embryos

Jan 27, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The ultimate goal is to grow functional and transplantable tissue or organs but we are far away from that says lead investigator Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

'IMPORTANT FIRST STEP.' This image shows the human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are being injected into a pig blastocyst. Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Do we have the right to modify our bodies?

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Gideon Lasco: How far can we modify our body parts and bodily features?

Pig hearts may save human lives – researchers

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Organ transplants between different species could potentially save thousands of lives each year

epa04923588 A breeding pig in one of the animal halls during the 25th 'MeLa' fair in Muehlengeez, Germany, 10 September 2015. The biggest agriculture fair in Northern Germany takes place until 13 September 2015, with about 1,000 exhibitors from 12 different countries participating. EPA/JENS BUETTNER