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Researchers at the Bellvitge Institute of Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) led by Cristina Costa from the New Therapies on Genes and Transplantation group have shown that inhibition of one of the basic components of the complement system protects chondrocytes (cartilage cells) from porcine rejection of xenotransplantation (transplantation between animals of different species).
Northwestern Medicine researchers have completed the first step toward animal-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type-1 diabetes by successfully transplanting islets from one species to another.
Scientists said that organs grown in genetically modified pigs could be transplanted into humans in as soon as two years.
RICHMOND, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced the publication of a study demonstrating the use of zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) to produce genetically modified pigs.
A sizzling genetic discovery by Chinese scientists may one day allow pig tissue to be transplanted successfully into humans.
Scientists in South Korea have cloned a pig whose organs can be transplanted into humans.
Early attempts at islet cell transplantation to treat diabetes date to the nineteenth century, decades before the discovery of insulin in the 1930s.
Human and veterinary medicine could receive a big boost through use of larger animals, especially pigs and dogs, in research, with Europe at the forefront.
A professor at Imperial College, London, said on Wednesday that organs from pigs could be widely available for transplanting into patients within a decade.
By Fiona MacRae BRITISH scientists could be breeding designer pigs in just two years that would offer hope to transplant patients.