Stem cell use during lung transplantation may expand donor pool

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Pairing a donated organ with a potential recipient is a critical task requiring a near-perfect match.

Progress in the quest to preserve organs for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Cryopreservation is tough; When ice crystals form, they damage cells and tissues, making an organ impossible to transplant.

In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

NSF announced that it would be funneling millions of pounds into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something thats non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

Flipping a switch in a common virus could mean safer organ transplants

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Treating organs for CMV before they're transplanted could make the process safer for people with compromised immune systems.