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.

Organ transplant first: Organ donation from UK newborn

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

Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK.

Hospital patient's 3D printed kidney model used in operation

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

A man created a 3D scan of his own kidney to help the surgeons who were operating on him.

An Alternate Drug Therapy May Reduce The Chances Of Organ Rejection

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Our bodys immune system acts like a barrier to transplantation as a routine medical treatment.