Synthetic organ transplants

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    First synthetic organ transplant...
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    Surgeons carry out first synthetic windpipe transplant
    7 July 2011 - The replacement windpipe was grown in the lab
     
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    Just a thought, it's not a "transplant" if it is synthetic. It's an implant.
     
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    Stem cells :thup:
     
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    No anti-rejection meds needed...
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    1st patient with man-made windpipe almost said no
    Fri Jul 15,`11 – The first person to receive an artificial windpipe says he almost refused the lifesaving operation.
     
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    Revised rules for organ transplants spark debate over definition of death...
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    Changes in controversial organ donation method stir fears
    September 19`11 - Surgeons would no longer have to wait at least two minutes after death

     
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    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is most common...
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    Cancer Rate Doubles in Transplant Recipients
    November 04, 2011 - Getting an organ transplant can double your risk of cancer during the year after transplant, according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.
     
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    medical leaps and bounds.....

    did you see the genetically modified squeeters? one set has a kill switch for just females...the other puts a deadly genetic defect so the first generation all dies....they are using it on the species that causes dengue fever.....in one test ...it lowered the squeeter population by 80%....i cant wait till authors get ahold of this....kill switches are kinda scarey.....genetic modifiying...and all...

    *clicks on jurassic park*
     
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    Granny kinda waddles when she walks since she had her hip implant...
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    Hip implants a bit more likely to fail in women
    Feb 18,`13 -- Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years.
     
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    Sounds cool. Just make sure not to miss a payment.

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    Buying time with a bioengineered kidney...
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    Bioengineered Kidney a Possible Solution to Donor-Organ Crisis
    April 16, 2013 - Scientists in Boston, Massachusetts, have for the first time bioengineered a functioning rat kidney, a development that could eventually change the lives of humans on lengthy organ-transplant waiting lists. But some experts are concerned the technology could run up against a lengthy regulatory process.
     

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