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First person to receive heart transplant from pig dies, says Maryland hospital

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The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced on Wednesday. David Bennett, 57, died on T...

Judge says autistic teenage boy with rare kidney disease can seek transplant

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A family have spoken of their joy after a judge ruled that an autistic teenage boy with a rare kidney disease should be allowed a transplant, against the judgment of doctors. William Verden, 17, is being kept alive by...

Third person apparently cured of HIV using novel stem cell transplant

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Scientists appear to have cured a third person, and the first woman, of HIV using a novel stem cell transplant method, American researchers in Denver, Colorado, said on Tuesday. The patient, a woman of mixed race, was...

Patient removed from heart transplant list for refusing Covid-19 vaccine

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A Boston-area hospital said it will not perform a heart transplant on a patient who refuses to get a Covid-19 vaccination. DJ Ferguson, 31, was previously prioritized for a heart transplant at Brigham and Women’s hosp...

Malorie Blackman on seeing her sci-fi novel about a pig heart transplant come true

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What some call science fiction, I prefer to call science possible or sometimes science probable. One branch of sci-fi is based on imagined technological or scientific advances, and major social or environmental change...

Liver-branding transplant surgeon struck off medical register

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A surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been struck off the medical register. Simon Bramhall, 57, admitted using an argon beam – used to stop livers bleeding du...

Why pig-to-human heart transplant is for now only a last resort

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The world’s first transplant of a genetically altered pig heart into an ailing human is a landmark for medical science, but the operation, and the approach more broadly, raise substantial safety and ethical concerns. ...

UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient celebrates 90th birthday

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The UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient has paid tribute to the NHS as he celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday. Ted Warner had the operation at Cambridge’s Royal Papworth hospital in 1990 after suffering fro...

Tell us: have you had a hair transplant during the pandemic?

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Hair transplants are booming in popularity and there are signs that demand has grown even faster during the pandemic, partly because people have been able to recover out of sight at home. We would like to hear from me...

First US trachea transplant offers hope to Covid patients with windpipe damage

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Surgeons in New York City have performed the first windpipe transplant in the US, giving a woman who suffered severe asthma a new trachea, the tube that transports air from the mouth to the lungs. Doctors say such ope...