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CNET

Human head transplant just two years away, surgeon claims
CNET
... a head transplant on a mouse -- intends to test the technique on lab mice. If it doesn't work, the polyethylene glycol could be swapped for stem cells, or the gap could be bridged using stomach membrane -- a technique used to help spinal injury ...

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Mirror.co.uk

Damian Lewis helps ease the pain of a little girl with a life-threatening skin ...
Mirror.co.uk
Watching Damian Lewis laugh and joke with 12-year-old schoolgirl Sohana Collins is a heart-warming sight. Her face lights up as the Wolf Hall star bends down to talk to her and she giggles with delight. But Damian, currently playing Henry VIII in the ...

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BBC News

Woman 'cured by lucky DNA mutation'
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He hopes a deeper understanding of the disease could lead to a treatment or even better ways of carrying out bone marrow transplants. Prof Andrew Jackson, from the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, told the BBC: "This is an interesting scientific ...
Woman beats rare disease thanks to 'genetic lottery win'International Business Times UK

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Mirror.co.uk

Mum-of-three who had bone marrow transplant meets anonymous donor who ...
Mirror.co.uk
Lisa's journey began when she responded to a Facebook appeal for people who have received a bone marrow transplant by Anthony Nolan, a charity for people with blood cancer. The charity was working with the BBC for a documentary called 'The Gift' ...


Daily Mail

Day I met the bone marrow donor who saved me
Daily Mail
When Lisa Whaymand's life was saved by a bone marrow transplant, there was only one way she could thank her anonymous donor. Not allowed to know anything about him other ... And last summer, four years after the transplant, she and her family found ...


The Age

Seven's Lethal call a mistake – the AFL great should stay on Friday nights
The Age
The rationale may be that Sundays need an organ transplant, and Matthews can give those Sunday afternoons a fillip, without Seven losing ratings on Friday nights. My understanding is that Seven hopes that Leigh's authority and presence will give it ...

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The Rakyat Post

Organs of Irish woman who collapsed in Indonesia to help 6 people
The Rakyat Post
Her parents, Dennis and Sharon, made the decision for Lisa to be flown to Singapore where her organs will be used for life-saving transplants. Her uncle Peter told the Belfast Telegraph: “We had hoped for a miracle, but sadly it was not to be. But Lisa ...
Family of Irish woman who collapsed in Indonesia donate her organs to save six ...Irish Mirror
Lisa Orsi: Trek tragedy woman's organs to be donated after tests show no brain ...Belfast Telegraph
Irish woman to donate organs in Singapore after falling critically ill while ...AsiaOne

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CNET

Human head transplant just two years away, surgeon claims
CNET
However, the technique has yet to be tested; Canavero intends to experiment on brain-dead organ donors, and another researcher -- Xiao-Ping Ren of Harbin Medical University in China, who recently successfully performed a head transplant on a mouse ...

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BBC News

Doctors 'should snoop on antibiotic prescribing'
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As well as untreatable infections, surgery, chemotherapy and organ transplants become impossible without the support of antibiotics. ... Prof Baker told the BBC News website: "I think peer pressure has to be a part of any strategy to reduce ...

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Why is organ donation taboo for many Africans?
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At the Lions Eye Hospital in Nairobi, the eye bank has never been full since its was set up four years ago. Dr Jyotee Trivedy, a senior ophthalmologist at the hospital, says the problem lies in the lack of indigenous Kenyan donors. "One African cornea ...

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Vical Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Progress in Key ...
CNNMoney
ASP0113 is a therapeutic vaccine designed to prevent CMV reactivation and infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) recipients and solid organ transplant subjects. The multinational Phase 2 trial in approximately 140 kidney transplant ...

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NewsBusters (blog)

Hollywood's War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons
NewsBusters (blog)
Stewart then launched a fake Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN, since it would be divested if Murdoch bought Time Warner. Murdoch ended up .... He also happened to need a liver transplant. The Five-O team realized “we've been looking at this all wrong ...


Health24

The dark world of internet kidney trafficking
Health24
South Africa has its own scandal involving illegal kidney transplants (see below) and the internet has become a powerful tool for those willing to let go of a kidney for a price. People in urgent need of organs are often not in a position to wait in ...


WestJet joins David Foster Foundation in support of organ donation
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CALGARY, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Today WestJet and WestJet Cares for Kids charitable partner, the David Foster Foundation, are sponsoring information booths in airports across Canada to raise awareness on the impact of life-saving organ transplants, and ...

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Could ISIS be harvesting organs for profit?
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WASHINGTON (CNN) – Iraq's United Nations Ambassador made a shocking allegation about ISIS. He says he's heard reports that the jihadist group is now harvesting the organs of its victims to sell for profit. ... The need for organs greater by the day; as ...

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