Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon ’ s Heart, Dies at 76

The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’ s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.
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The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.
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Conclusions and Perspectives In this review, we have discussed important milestones from the early description of “Serum-sickness” as being due to antibodies directed against Neu5Gc epitopes all the way to the present-day therapeutic implications of these antibodies in cancer therapy. Some of these milestones have been represented in a concise timeline (Figure 6). While the “Xenosialitis” hypothesis is well-supported in the human-like mouse models, it has yet to be conclusively proven in humans. It remains to be seen if “Xenosialitis” plays a role in other uniquely-human diseases. FI...
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TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Rikki and Greg Myers were excited to hear whether their first child would be a boy or a girl. They were hosting Thanksgiving and wanted to reveal the gender then. Yet when the doctor...
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It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
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Post transplant malignancy is a common long term complication due to immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, type of malignancies and evaluate risks associated with development of malignancy in heart transplant recipients at our institution
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Without a heart transplant, three-week-old Carter Cookson has just days to live.
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Carter Cookson has been given five weeks to live unless he receives a new heart.
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When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
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On the day of his birth in 1971, David Vetter was “temporarily” placed in a sterile isolator to wait for a bone marrow donor who would cure his Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome. After enduring 12 years in isolation, David, now known to the world as “The Boy in the Bubble”, received a bone marrow transplant from his unmatched sister and died 4 months later. Like Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome, pediatric heart failure is a rare and life-threatening condition for which organ transplantation is often the only option for survival. Nearly 15 years ago, the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricula...
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Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City.
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