New Supercooling Technique Extends Shelf Life Of Transplant Organs

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. »6/30/14 2:40pm6/30/14 2:40pm


Bizarre eyeball transplant allows tadpoles to see out of their tails

Get ready for custom eyeball transplants for people who absolutely must have eyes in the backs of their heads — or pretty much anywhere on their bodies. Researchers at Tufts University just published a paper where they report transplanting working eyes onto the tail of a blind tadpole. Here's how they did it. »2/28/13 9:20am2/28/13 9:20am

Watch this machine keep a disembodied human heart alive and pumping

For over 40 years, transporting hearts for the purpose of transplantation has been accomplished with little more than coolers and ice. Now a study being headed up by members of UCLA's lung and heart-lung transplant team is seeing if they can bring the field of heart transplantation into the 21st century by… »8/31/11 7:25pm8/31/11 7:25pm