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2013-04-18 21:26:59

On April 18th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Paul A Iaizzo demonstrating the anatomical reconstruction of an active human heart. The research uses contrast-computed tomography (CT) to allow in-depth 3-D computer modeling of hearts that can be used for prolonged archiving. Computational technology, when combined with advanced imaging techniques like CT, gives researchers extensive insight to the structure and function of human organs. While...

2013-04-18 21:25:28

Support for altruistic kidney donation has more than doubled since 2001; support for all types of organ donation increasing Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need, and an astounding 49 percent...

2013-04-08 11:59:32

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports that, despite the risks and the costs, liver transplant may also serve as a model for gene therapy through solid organ transplantation for some patients Patients faced with the diagnosis of a life-threatening liver disease have to consider the seriousness of having a liver transplant, which can be a definitive cure for many acquired and genetic liver diseases.  Among the main considerations are the anxiety of waiting for a donor...

New Device Keeps Livers Alive, Could Double Number Of Successful Transplants
2013-03-17 08:17:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A new machine developed by a team of UK engineers and medical professionals allows a donated human liver to be kept alive and functional at room temperature, and the technology could double the number of organs available for the transplant procedure in just a few short years. Typically, donated livers need to be cooled to temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for preservation purposes, Sam Marsden of The Telegraph...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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