Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Kidney transplant: Surgeons carry out first European keyhole kidney transplant

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

The technique, originally developed in India, offers patients the chance of a much faster recovery after the operation.

Milestone reached in building replacement kidneys in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Regenerative medicine researchers have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in new human-sized pig kidney organs open and flowing with blood.

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin producers

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections.

Extracorporeal support can significantly increase number of organs available for transplant

Posted in Medicine on 25th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Research shows using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent.