Xeno What?

Sadly, David Bennett Sr., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first to receive a genetically modified pig heart transplant, has passed away. According to a statement from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where the transplant was performed, Mr. Bennett passed away Tuesday. He lived for two months after…

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Mice & Miracles

A “self-assembling” gel injected at the site of spinal cord injuries in paralyzed mice has enabled them to walk again after only four weeks. The gel mimics the matrix normally found around cells, providing scaffolding of sorts that helps cells grow. It also provides signals that stimulate nerve regeneration. Led by Samuel Stupp, researchers at…

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Technomiracle

There’s some incredible news out of Columbus, Ohio. A man has been given a chance to take back a significant part of his life after a catastrophic injury severely damaged his spinal cord. While on vacation in 2010, Ian Burkart dove into a wave and struck an unseen sandbar that instantly paralyzed him. Ian was…

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