Medical research

Progress made in transplanting pig hearts into baboons

A large team of researchers from several institutions in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. has transplanted pig hearts into baboons and kept them alive for an extended period of time. In their paper published in the ...

Medical research

Sweden hospital in lab-made windpipe transplant

A 36-year-old man who had tracheal cancer has received a new lab-made windpipe seeded with his own stem cells in a procedure in Sweden they call the first successful attempt of its kind, officials said Thursday.


Current guidance may unnecessarily delay care for stroke victims

While strokes associated with surgery are rare, a person who undergoes a surgical procedure soon after having suffered a stroke can be eight times more likely to suffer a perioperative stroke, defined as occurring within ...

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