A local company ’s pig heart is still beating inside of a human. Now it’s time to ‘relentlessly’ make more organs.
The first successful transplant of a pig heart into a human patient happened two weeks ago. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient
Title: Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead PatientCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/20/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 21, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic Cells for Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic Cells for Type 1 Diabetes
An ongoing first-in-human trial suggests that pancreatic cells grown from stem cells can be safely implanted into patients with type 1 diabetes, and in some cases, begin producing insulin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Variation in Heart-Transplant Rates Remains Despite Change in Allocation Policy Variation in Heart-Transplant Rates Remains Despite Change in Allocation Policy
Despite the recent change in heart-allocation policy, substantial center-level and regional variation in likelihood of transplant remains, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully transplant two PIG KIDNEYS into a brain dead human
Jim Parsons, 57, of Huntsville, Alabama, was brain dead - and therefore declared officially deceased - in September, but scientists performed the transplant on him with his family's blessing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Researchers Test Pig-to-Human Transplant in Donated Body
Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man—a step-by-step rehearsal for an operation they hope to try in living patients possibly later this year. “The organ shortage is in fact an unmitigated crisis and we’ve never had a real solution to it,” said Dr. Jayme Locke of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the newest study and aims to begin a clinical trial of pig kidney transplants....
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- A fourth dose of an mRNA-based anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine may increase antispike immunoglobulin (Ig)G titers in kidney transplant recipients, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- In another breakthrough for animal-to-human organ transplantation, U.S. researchers say they've transplanted two genetically modified pig kidneys into a living human. The recipient was Jim Parsons, 57, a brain-dead man on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant
First published account of successful pig-to-human transplant in a brain-dead recipient opens the door to clinical trials in animal-to-human kidney donation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully transplant two PIG KIDNEYS into a human
Jim Parsons of Huntsville, Alabama, had two kidneys, procured from a genetically modified pig, transplanted in his abdomen after his own kidneys were removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons perform second successful pig-to-human kidney transplant
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham have successfully transplanted two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a human who was brain dead, they said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US surgeons transplant genetically modified pig kidneys into man
Use of animal organs seen as a way to ease global shortage stemming from lack of human donors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant
Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV
HIV-positive kidney- and liver-transplant patients can expect good long-term outcomes following the transplant, comparable with those of matched HIV-negative peers, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis Diabetes Plus Low HDL-C Boost Peritonitis During Dialysis
An observational, multicenter Chinese study showed that diabetes plus low HDL-C significantly links with a nearly doubled peritonitis rate in patients on peritoneal dialysis.First Look (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes can be critical for kidney transplant patients' long-term survival
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cancer, infections and heart disease pose the greatest risk to kidney transplant recipients ― not organ rejection ― according to a recently published Mayo Clinic study. Researchers discovered that recipient death due to factors other than organ rejection is the leading cause for transplanted kidney loss. Only 1 in 4 transplanted kidney losses were caused by organ rejection. "Immunosuppression medication to prevent rejection is often the focus when caring for patients posttransplant.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What happens to the 500,000 people who are still shielding?
Dan Baker, 25, from Warwickshire, received a kidney transplant in October and was told by doctors he needed to keep shielding because he is vulnerable to Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient in Groundbreaking Pig Heart Transplant Has a Criminal Record
David Bennett Sr. was involved in a serious assault nearly 35 years ago, court records show. Such histories should not disqualify patients, his doctors said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Transplants Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Assaults Genetic Engineering University of Maryland Medical Center Source Type: news

Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times in 1988 leaving him wheelchair-bound
David Bennett allegedly attacked Edward Shumaker after he caught his then-wife sitting in the man's lap while they were talking and drinking. Shumaker was paralyzed until he died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital: Poor health only criteria for pig heart transplant
A Maryland hospital is defending its decision to transplant a pig's heart into a dying man following reports that the patient had a criminal record (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Facing Shortages in COVID-19 Drugs as Omicron Rages
Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the Omicron wave of infections. The problem is that production is not yet at full strength and that the pill considered to be far superior, Pfizer’s, takes six to eight months to manufacture. While the supply is expected to improve dramatically in the coming months, doctors are clamoring for the pills now, not just because Omicron is causing an explosion of cases but because two antibody drugs that were once the go-to treatments don’t wor...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Drugs healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

What Does a Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant Mean for Medicine? What Does a Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant Mean for Medicine?
It was brilliant and courageous,'but it's always in the implementation that we have to hold our breath,'says a prominent specialist, proposing that the tough questions be asked now rather than later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Are pigs the future of organ transplants? This company is betting the farm on it
The first successful transplant of a pig heart into a human has grabbed headlines — and accelerates the path forward for the Maryland biotech behind that genetically modified organ. The surgery, performed Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, made patient David Bennett the first recipient of a heart developed by Blacksburg, Virginia's Revivicor Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver Spring’s United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR). It puts the company a step closer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

UK doctors could soon begin giving heart transplant patients organs from PIGS after US case
Many experts see the field - known as xenotransplantation - as a solution to a UK - and international - shortage of human organ donors that is expected to get worse as we live longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 -- In a medical first, doctors from the University of Maryland have implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man facing the final stages of heart disease. The surgical feat, known as... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pig heart recipient continues to recover from transplant
The man who received the first pig heart transplant is continuing to recover from the experimental surgery (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are pigs the future of organ transplants? This Md. company is betting the farm on it.
The first successful transplant of a pig heart into a human has grabbed headlines — and accelerates the path forward for the Maryland biotech behind that genetically modified organ. The surgery, performed Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, made patient David Bennett the first recipient of a heart developed by Blacksburg, Virginia's Revivicor Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver Spring’s United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR). It puts the company a step closer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

I thought Dad's pig heart transplant was delirium
David Bennett, 57, is the first person in the world to receive a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three ethical issues around pig heart transplants
A pig's heart has been used in a human transplant operation - what are the questions to consider? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why pig-to-human heart transplant is for now only a last resort
Analysis: As doctors monitor world ’s first human recipient of pig heart, safety and ethical concerns remainThe world ’s first transplant of a genetically altered pig heart into an ailing human is alandmark for medical science, but the operation, and the approach more broadly, raise substantial safety and ethical concerns.Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center spent eight hours on Friday evening transplanting the heart from the pig into 57-year-old David Bennett, who had been in hospital for more than a month with terminal heart failure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Health Science Maryland Gene editing US news Society World news Genetics Heart disease Biology Animal welfare Animals Organ donation Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2022
  In a transplant first, man receives genetically modified pig heart. Doctors from the University of Maryland performed the breakthrough surgery on a 57-year-old man facing the final stages of heart disease, raising the possibility that more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 -- In a medical first, doctors from the University of Maryland have implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man facing the final stages of heart disease. The surgical feat, known as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant
David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental surgery, doctors say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First pig heart to human transplant is a game-changer, say surgeons
In a world first, a pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a human by surgeons in the US. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Device Keeps 35-Year-Old's Heart Pumping as He Awaits a Transplant
Title: AHA News: Device Keeps 35-Year-Old's Heart Pumping as He Awaits a TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 11, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig Heart
Title: In Breakthrough Transplant, Man Receives Genetically Modified Pig HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 11, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig
The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Transplants Kidneys Genetics and Heredity Pigs Surgery and Surgeons Genetic Engineering Heart Cloning University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore (Md) Source Type: news

In a medical first, a man with terminal heart disease gets a transplant of genetically modified pig heart
A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery, University of Maryland Medicine said in a news... #newsrelease (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pig Heart Successfully Transplanted to Man Pig Heart Successfully Transplanted to Man
It's the first successful transplant of a genetically modified animal heart into a human, in this case a 57-year-old man with no other treatment options, said officials at the University of Maryland.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Maryland doctors transplant pig ’s heart into human patient in medical first
Patient is doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery, doctors say, though it’s too soon to know if it is a success #successpatient #humanpatient (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Transplant options for patients who are obese
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My kidneys are failing, and my doctor has told me that I need to have a kidney transplant. I am severely overweight, and losing weight has been extremely difficult. Due to my weight, my doctor also said that I would not qualify for a transplant. What options are available for patients who are overweight and in need of a transplant? ANSWER: You are not alone in your struggles with weight. More than 40% of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

U.S. surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient in medical first
In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life. Three days after the highly experimental surgery, a Maryland hospital says that the patient is doing well. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient
Doctors have transplanted a pig heart into a patient in an effort to save life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient For the First Time Ever
In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it’s too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say the transplant showed that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in the human body without immediate rejection. The patient, David Bennett, 57, knew there was no gua...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine News Desk wire Source Type: news

Maryland doctors transplant pig ’s heart into human patient in medical first
Patient is doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery, doctors say, though it ’s too soon to know if it is a successIn a medical first, doctors in Maryland have transplanted a genetically modified pig ’s heart into a human patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life.Doctors at the University of Maryland medical center said Monday that the patient was doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery, though it is too soon to know if the operation has been a success.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: Maryland Medical research US news Science Source Type: news

Doctors transplant a genetically modified pig heart into a human for the 1st time
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Associated Press Source Type: news

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient
“It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” 57-year-old patient David Bennett said a day before the surgery, (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

US doctors transplant a pig heart into a patient in an experimental, last-ditch effort to save his life
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First-ever pig-to-human heart transplant offers hope for thousands in need of organs
The breakthrough by doctors at the University of Maryland offers hope for those who languish and sometimes die while on organ transplant waitlists. #universityofmaryland #breakthrough (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig
The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients. #breakthrough #manreceives #humanpatients (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news