Transplants

head transplant

Scientists Just Transplanted Small Rat Heads Onto Bigger Rats

Researches successfully avoided brain-damaging blood loss while the donor head was being attached to the recipient rat.
Mallory Locklear
4.27.17
Transplants

Reprogramming Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

This could mean safer life-saving organ transplants.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.5.17
bacteria

Armpit Bacteria Transplants Could Save Us From Our Stink

Chris Callewaert, aka ‘Dr. Armpit,’ studies the microbiome’s relationship to body odor.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.17.16
medicine

Is It Ethical to Grow Human Organs Inside Animal Chimeras?

Even if creating human-animal “chimeras” is not intrinsically wrong, is there an ethical problem in experimenting on and harvesting organs from a creature that is part-human?
Jonathan Hughes
6.8.16
News

Martine Rothblatt Wants to Grow Human Organs in Pigs at This Farm

"I’m using technology to create an unlimited supply of transplantable organs, and I’m doing it now, with no delay," the transhumanist CEO says.
Jason Koebler
6.24.15
News

The Man Who Got the World's First Penis Transplant Is Becoming a Dad

Man uses new penis exactly how you'd expect him to.
Jason Koebler
6.12.15
Bones

This Rat Limb Was Grown in the Lab

Researchers stripped cells from a rat's arm, then used it as a base to grow new ones.
Emiko Jozuka
6.4.15
medicine

How 3D Printing Made Face Transplants Possible

Without 3D printing, the surgery would either be impossible or the recovery so dangerous and grueling that the risks would be far too high for most to consider.
Jordan Pearson
12.1.14
Features

The Era of Artificial Hearts Has Begun

For the second time ever, a truly permanent artificial heart was implanted into a patient. This is just the beginning.
Zoltan Istvan
9.9.14
Transplants

How Scientists Grew a New Organ Inside a Mouse's Body

The future of regenerative medicine now includes organs that can self-assemble inside of you.
Becky Ferreira
8.26.14
medicine

Patients' Noses Were Reconstructed with Cartilage Grown from Their Own Cells

From vaginas to noses - what a week for regenerative medicine.
Victoria Turk
4.11.14
Motherboard Blog

Let's Talk About Womb Transplants

The new idea of a womb transplant seems oddly old-fashioned, but we don't really have an alternative solution yet.
Victoria Turk
1.13.14