Pigs ‘breathe’ new life into damaged lungs
An unusual method of revitalising damaged lungs using a pig’s circulatory system could enable more transplants in patients.
Learning how to repair kidneys for transplantation
Emily Thompson, a Clinical Research Fellow at Newcastle University, was a recent recipient of one of our Travel Fellowship grants. This is what she had to say about her LLGL fellowship...
The Extraordinary World of Transplanting Pig Organs Into People
Whatever your thoughts on pig-to-human transplants, it is clear that many are willing to go to extreme lengths to ensure everyone who needs a transplant can get one. Put simply, there are not enough organ donors.
The Deep Freeze – could frozen frogs teach us how to preserve organs for transplant?
This feat of suspended animation, where the heart stops and brain activity ceases, is achieved by replacing the water in every cell with glucose. The viscous syrup inside the cells, upon freezing, becomes a glass-like state....
Do Leeches Hold the Key to Improving Organ Transplants?
New research using experimental leech saliva-inspired ‘organ paint’ shows promising results in kidneys.
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