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The man with a young woman's heart

Fifty years ago South Africa stunned the world: A surgeon in Cape Town, Christiaan Barnard, successfully transplanted the heart of a woman into the chest of a dying man.

Nov 30, 2017
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Drug could cut transplant rejection

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London ...

Nov 21, 2017
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A heart attack in a petri dish

In petri dishes in her campus laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Alice Lee is developing colonies of cardiac cells, formed into chambers, that pump and contract like a human heart. Derived from stem cells, ...

Jul 17, 2017
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