Tag: Transplant

American researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

American researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for an operation they hope to[Read More…]

In medical 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital in the United States (US) said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it’s too soon to know if the[Read More…]