New Tech Doubles Transplant Hearts' Viability Time

Posted in Medicine on 6th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

With the new heart in a box, developed by Transmedics, heart transplant success rates may climb substantially.

UV light and balloons can plug holes in the heart and other organs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new device uses a catheter and two balloons to deliver a UV light-activated patch to a perforated organ wall.

Lab-grown kidneys work in animals

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.

New technique bodes well for lung transplant success rate

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The EVLP-treated lungs showed little signs of rejection, while the lungs transplanted without the treatment all showed signs of severe rejection.

'Tissue Velcro' Could Patch Damaged Organs

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab.