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Swede world's first to give birth after womb transplant

A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant, opening up the possibility for thousands of infertile women to have babies, the doctor in charge of the research project said on Saturday.

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Lung transplant hope for Bahraini child

A Bahraini child suffering from a chronic illness will be flown to India next week to undergo a lung transplant. Nine-year-old Karrar Yaseen Alsari has been suffering from lung cirrhosis since he was two, but his parents have been unabl

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Novartis offers new kidney transplant protocol

Novartis, a world leader and innovator in developing treatments for nephrology and neurology diseases, has announced a new kidney transplantation protocol that aims to lengthen the life expectancy of a transplanted kidney. The new

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Kidney centre achieves transplant century

The Kidney Transplant Centre in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Health Services Seha, has achieved a milestone by successfully conducting 100 kidney transplants.  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City completed t

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Rabbit muscle tissue transplanted into rats

Rabbit skeletal muscle tissue was successfully transplanted into rats, as part of a study to use animal parts to overcome human organ shortages. The xenotransplanted muscle tissue, transplanted by a team lead by the UCL Institute

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Kuwait hospital reaches 500 transplants mark

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for Children NHS Foundation Trust in Kuwait have performed their 500th transplant operation involving hearts and lungs. The world-famous hospital reached the milestone after a 25-year

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Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in 2 patients

Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were trea

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Bahrain alerts on transplants abroad

Six Bahrainis with kidney problems have suffered serious complications after undergoing transplant surgeries this year, sparking a warning for people to avoid treatment abroad. Health officials say the overseas transplant industry poses a

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Finding donors for transplants ‘easier now’

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now, according to scientists at the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Two clinical trials showed transplant results with ha

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Spanish hospital does 1st full-face transplant

A hospital in Barcelona said it has carried out the world's first full-face transplant, giving a young man who lost his in an accident a new nose, skin, jaws, cheekbones, teeth and other features. The operation was carried out by a 30-memb

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