Cardiology

Someday, a pig's heart might save a child's life

(HealthDay)—The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant

Research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, the first woman is now pregnant.

Cardiology

Q&A: Life after a heart transplant

Dear Mayo Clinic: My dad is 66 and was just put on the waitlist for a heart transplant due to coronary artery disease. How soon after the transplant would we know that he's out of the woods and his body didn't reject the ...

Ophthalmology

Curve-eye-ture: How to grow artificial corneas

Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, and the University of California have developed a new method to grow curved human corneas improving the quality and transparency - solely by controlling the behaviour of cells in a ...

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