Nov 21, 2016

Lawyers take Chinese organ-harvesting claims to Australia

Two Canadian lawyers came to Australia’s Parliament House on Monday to persuade lawmakers to pass a motion urging China to immediately end the practice of what they say is organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. David Kilgour, a former prosecutor and Canadian secretary of ...

Nov 18, 2016

New lung transplant technique could save lives

A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants, raising hopes for saving more lives, said a study released Friday. Doctors typically rush to complete a transplant within about six hours of the lungs being ...

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” ...