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 theContinue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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 embryonicContinue Reading

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 clearsContinue Reading