By using the active ingredient in antifreeze, researchers from Harvard University have developed a 'supercooling' technique that triples the length of time a rat's liver can be stored outside the body prior to transplantation. The technique, should it work on human organs, could revolutionize how transplants are done. »
Two scientists at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh discussed the state of xenotransplantation—the use of cells, organs, or tissue from one animal in another—in a review in The Lancet. In that review, they touch on the history of one particular subject: pig-to-human… »
Specially engineered killer T-cells could make organ rejection a thing of the past">The greatest problem for transplant procedures is that the body's immune system will reject the life-saving replacement organ. But mice have special cells that can selectively suppress the immune response - and they could revolutionize… »
Forget kidneys and livers. Evil drag queens have raised the science of organ transplantation to an artform, encompassing sexy long legs, genitalia and even "manginas." Who needs to worry about tissue rejection when you can look so irresistible?
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