30 Jan 2014
Paris: Scientists have reported a simple way to turn animal cells back to a youthful, neutral state, a feat hailed as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue in the lab.
27 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Lalita, a widow with three young children, felt the world closing in on her when doctors told her she immediately needed a kidney transplant. Fortunately, she found a donor, and 10 years later is leading a healthy and happy life with her now grown-up children. Not everyone is as lucky as her because organ donation is still a taboo and an estimated 500,000 people die each year in India because of non-availability of organs.
22 Dec 2013
London: For the first time, an artificial heart that may give patients up to five years of extra life has been successfully implanted in a 75-year-old French man.
05 Jul 2013
Come 2015, India will boast of its first transplant-only hospital in West Bengal, thereby getting to be at par with global healthcare.
03 Jul 2013
A scientist has claimed that advances in cell engineering have paved way for a full human head transplant in future.
12 Jun 2013
The Ohio State University is working on a new technology, which will pave the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
27 May 2013
Families of patients needing an immediate organ transplant for their survival would soon find it easy to locate a potential donor with the Indian government coming up with an online network containing necessary details like the blood group and organs available for transplant.
04 Oct 2013
London: A 43-year-old blind man in UK had his sight miraculously restored after a pioneering surgery that involved implanting one of his teeth into his eye.
15 May 2013
Follicular Transplant has been considered one of the most successful forms of hair restoration surgery until today. The decision to undertake a surgical hair restoration procedure must ideally be a well contemplated one because, first, there will be substantial investment involved in getting a restoration surgery done, second, any kind of surgery will have its own set of complications and post operation concerns to cater to and third, a hair transplantation procedure will change your appearance permanently. Therefore, it will always be advisable to come to terms with a few basic facts about hair transplant surgery before deciding to take the plunge.
24 May 2013
Researchers have found that human kidneys discarded for transplant can potentially serve as a natural "scaffolding material" for manufacturing replacement organs in the lab using regenerative medicine techniques.