MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A second human patient has received a genetically altered pig heart as he battles the ravages of end-stage heart disease. The 58-year-old man, Lawrence Faucette, received the pig organ at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The medical team was the
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Before pouring another drink, consider this sobering new research: Heavy drinkers can develop fat around the heart, leading to heart failure and other cardiac problems. This so-called pericardial fat is associated with increased risk of heart disease. Researchers also linked heavy drinking to
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Receiving an organ transplant can be a nerve-wracking, if lifesaving, affair, said Dr. Joaquin Brieva, a kidney transplant recipient. “Within two days of my transplant, my kidney function was back to normal, but then you worry about the possibility of kidney rejection,” said
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For the first time ever, a solid humanized organ has been grown from scratch in an animal — a first step in a process that could potentially solve organ shortages and save countless lives. Chinese researchers grew partially human early-stage kidneys inside embryonic
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new study in non-human primates shows potential for using a manmade monoclonal antibody to help prevent organ rejection after a transplant. The antibody was successful in promoting graft survival after kidney and pancreatic islet cell transplantations, according to the research. This clears
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Valance Sams Sr. believes that he has experienced “a miracle.” Sams, now 46, underwent a triple organ transplant in the spring of 2023, making him one of fewer than 50 people in the United States to ever receive three new organs via transplantation.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Genetically engineered pig kidneys are nearing the point where they could provide a government-approved, sustainable supply of organs for sick humans awaiting a transplant, a pair of new studies argue. A lightly modified pig kidney has continued to function more than a month
THURSDAY, July 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Did you know the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there were nearly 68,000 new cases of acute hepatitis C in 2020 and over 107,000 newly reported cases of chronic hepatitis C? To help you better understand how to manage