New life for pig-to-human transplants

  title={New life for pig-to-human transplants},
  author={Sara Reardon},
looks like offal from a butcher’s counter. Just six hours ago, surgeons at the University of Maryland’s medical school in Baltimore removed it from a hefty adult pig and, with any luck, it will soon be coaxed back to life, turning a rich red and resuming its work in the chest of a six-year-old baboon. An assistant brings the lung to Lars Burdorf and his fellow surgeons, who currently have their hands in the baboon’s splayed chest. The team then begins the painstaking process of connecting the… CONTINUE READING
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