Posts Tagged 'tissue transplant'

Army doctors transplant new ear from soldier’s arm

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An Army soldier who lost her ear received a revolutionary transplant in which doctors grew her a brand new ear on the patient’s own arm.

Plastic surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso successfully transplanted the organ onto Shamika Burrage after the Army Private lost her left ear in a one-car accident while on leave in 2016. Instead of finding a donor, surgeons took cartilage from Burrage’s ribs and carved it into the shape ...

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Brain remaps itself in child with double hand transplant

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The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain. The brain reorganization is thought to have begun six years before the transplant, when the child had both hands amputated because of a severe infection during infancy. Notably, after he received transplanted hands, the patient’s brain reverted toward a more typical pattern.

Each area of the body that receives ...

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The first baby in the U.S. born from a uterus transplant is here

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For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White.

“We’ve been preparing for this moment for a very long time,” says Dr. Liza Johannesson, an ob-gyn and uterus transplant surgeon at Baylor. “I think everyone had tears in their eyes when the baby came out. I did for sure.” The ...

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Israeli Company Performs First Transplant of Lab-grown Bones

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An Israeli biomedical company announced that it has for the first time successfully transplanted artificially grown human bone into a group of patients suffering from bone loss.

A statement from Bonus BioGroup on Monday said the semi-liquid graft injected into the jaws of 11 people during the first phase of the clinical trial earlier this year had successfully fused to existing bone and filled gaps in the deteriorating jawbone.

“For the first time anywhere in the world, a quick, and effective and ...

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Need a Bone Transplant? Just Print One Out!

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Flexibility isn’t often a word we associate with bones, nor should we. But with the advent of a new synthetic osteoregenerative biomaterial in the form of a 3D-printable ink, doctors and patients may someday have a lot more flexibility in performing bone transplants.

Comprised 90% of hydroxyapatite, a calcium mineral that already occurs naturally in human bones, the material is markedly pliable. It was developed at Northwestern University, and the researchers refer to it as “hyperelastic bone” (HB). A biodegradable polymer ...

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Researchers Receive Grant to Improve Quality of Donor Limb, Tissue for Transplant

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A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member has received $998,500 from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new approach to improve the quality and quantity of limbs and tissues obtained from brain dead organ donors. Benefits also could be extended to the more standard transplanted organs (e.g. kidneys, hearts, and lungs).

James D. Reynolds, PhD, associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine and a member of the Case Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, is leading a ...

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Woman has Twins after Ovarian Tissue Transplant

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A woman who was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 19 and had to have one ovary removed, chose to have the other ovary frozen. The stored ovarian tissue was grafted into her abdomen and 3 years later she became pregnant and eventually gave birth to twin girls.

Read more….http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/health/mum-has-twins-after-ovarian-tissue-transplanted-into-abdomen/story-fnihoyeo-1227210930209?nk=889a64a398915a469b9308802db92e77

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