Man-Made Organs

Does anyone need an artificial pancreas? That may soon become a reality for people with type 2 diabetes in the United Kingdom. Researchers from the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge developed an artificial pancreas that they tested on patients with type 2 diabetes who were on dialysis due to end-stage…

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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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Scientists Did What!?

What do you get when you mix science fiction with Greek mythology and ethics? It seems we just found out. You’re going to have to draw your own conclusions here as to whether or not you think this is a good idea or completely unethical. At any rate, it’s been a hot topic of conversation…

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