/ Aug 11, 2017

Pig organs made safer as potential human transplants

Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released Thursday. The breakthrough, according to authors of the study published ...

/ 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 taken ...

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, using ...

/ 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 his ...

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" that ...