Aug 11, 2016

Less toxic bone marrow transplants pass test in mice

Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, U.S. researchers said Wednesday after seeing initial success with experiments on mice. The method developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University mimics the approach used in ...

IPS studies give hope to people with vision loss

Mar 10, 2016

IPS studies give hope to people with vision loss

People suffering vision loss may one day have new corneas and lenses grown from their own cells and be spared the invasive transplants required today, according to new research. In papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature, a research team said they had managed ...

Surgeons perform America's first uterus transplant

Feb 26, 2016

Surgeons perform America's first uterus transplant

Surgeons in Cleveland have performed America’s first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy. In a statement Thursday, the Cleveland Clinic said the nine-hour surgery was performed a day earlier on a 26-year-old woman, ...

Jan 3, 2016

The perfect match: U.S. woman to give boyfriend a kidney

A New Hampshire man found his perfect match in more ways than one when he first met his girlfriend on a golf course last summer. Forty-nine-year-old Jack Simard of Manchester is slated for his second kidney transplant around Valentine’s Day and the donor is ...

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

Aug 27, 2015

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from his grandmother’s womb transplanted into his mother’s body, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was “unimaginable” ...

Jun 8, 2015

Kobe probes hospital over liver transplant deaths

The Kobe Municipal Government inspected a newly opened hospital on Monday where five out of nine patients who received livers from living donors died within a month of undergoing the procedure. The inspection, based on the Medical Care Act, came after the death of ...

First skull and scalp transplant performed

Jun 5, 2015

First skull and scalp transplant performed

Texas doctors have done the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at ...