Tag Archives: Organ

Wake Forest University | Organ manufacturing

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence The field of regenerative medicine is moving from the realm of science fiction to science fact. From fingers and ears to complex organs like livers or hearts, scientists at Wake Forest University are making headway into growing … Continue reading

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European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee BioEdge The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. Experts say that the black market for human organs — … Continue reading

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Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee BioEdge A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation. According to WHO, the illegal trade in kidneys has risen to an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs– one … Continue reading

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Facebook to encourage organ donation

Matt Warman Telegraph Facebook has launched a new feature to encourage users to sign up to donate their organs via the social network. In a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ button will allow users to … Continue reading

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China to Phase Out Prisoner Organ Donation

Laurie Burkitt Wall Street Journal BEIJING—China officials plan to phase out organ harvesting of death-row inmates, a move to overhaul a transplant system that has for years relied on prisoners and organ traffickers to serve those in need of transplants. … Continue reading

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Your Organs Are Desperate For These Foods – Make Them Happy

Prevent Disease Water, vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol all need to be absorbed into the organs and tissues for their proper functioning. Foods can confer health benefits beyond their nutritional value. For example, fiber helps prevent colon cancer, and cranberries and … Continue reading

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Doctors’ radical plan to tackle organ shortage: Patients could be kept alive to become donors and hearts retrieved from newborn babies in controversial BMA proposals

Jennifer Miller Bio Ethics International [Denis Campbell, Guardian] Patients could be kept alive solely so they can become organ donors, hearts could be retrieved from newborn babies for the first time, and body parts could be taken from high-risk donors … Continue reading

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Joy and grief of the organ transplant waiting list

Denis Campbell Guardian Lynn Holt deals with life and death every day. She is the transplant co-ordinator for hearts and lungs at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle, where surgeons carry out 80 life-saving transplants a year. “We do 15 children’s … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Generic Drugs to Be Unleashed Without Mandatory Testing

Tim McCoy Natural Society Under the healthcare reform of 2010, the FDA was given the authority to regulate generic versions of genetically engineered (GE) drugs. Furthermore, some genetically engineered drugs may not even receive human or animal testing— it all … Continue reading

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No ‘Frankensalmon’ in America: Congress bans FDA from approving genetically modified fish

Source: Daily Mail Genetically modified salmon will not go on sale in the U.S. The House of Congress has voted to ban the Food and Drug Administration from passing the fish fit for human consumption. The FDA had said last … Continue reading

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