All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘transplant’

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for diabetes. The research was published today in the journal Diabetes. “This is the first time that an interspecies transplant of …

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Facebook Encourages Users to Disclose Organ Donor Status

Today Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and CEO Sheryl Sandberg submitted a blog post urging users of the social network to disclose their organ donor status, in an initiative to save lives. Facebook members can now add their donor directives to their timelines, and also follow a link to register with their state or national donor database, if they’ve yet to …

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