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Japan: heading towards authorised research on chimera?

09 February 2018

In Japan, a Ministry of Science Commission is requesting authorisation for chimeric research in an attempt to culture human organs in animals. This work should...

Man is given a second face following initial transplant rejection

06 February 2018

The patient underwent face transplant surgery six years ago. In November, "the severity of the rejection" became chronic with necrotic plaque formation, and...

Number of organ transplants on the rise in the United States

22 January 2018

The 2017 US organ donor list, drawn up by the United Network for Organ Sharing[1], is both "optimistic and disconcerting ".   In 2017,...

Kidney transplant recipients at greater risk of developing melanoma

27 December 2017

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that kidney transplant patients are at greater risk of developing...


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