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2013-04-08 11:59:32

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.

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

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.

Donor Kidney With Rabies Kills Recipient
2013-03-15 22:26:04

The CDC announced today a Maryland man who recently died of rabies contracted the disease when he received an infected transplanted kidney a year and a half ago.

2013-03-09 23:00:49

The goal of the "Cornea Preservation Time Study" is to guarantee donor supply meets future demand by widening the cornea transplant window. Sarasota,


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.