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Donated organs to stay close to major transplant centers
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a group that decides which patients receive life-saving organ transplants in the US, reinstated a policy that gives transplant centers first dibs on donated livers in their communities.
UK health officials ask bereaved parents to donate their children's organs
Bereaved parents were asked last night to consider donating their children’s organs after it emerged the rate had not gone up significantly in years.
Transplanted organs gave patients cancer
The family of a man who died after receiving a liver transplant from a donor with undetected cancer has called for more thorough tests.
Injectable tissue patch may help repair damaged organs
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels that can be delivered via injection.
Frozen organs, blood vessels could be reheated with new technology
Nanotechnology could help overcome a major hurdle in the storage of donor organs, according to research.
How does obesity take its toll on distant organs?
How obesity causes disease in the organs that are distant from those where the fat accumulates is not well-known. Now, a team of scientists has taken an important step towards understanding the links between obesity and the related, yet physically distant, diseases it causes.
Proton-conducting material found in shark organs
Sharks, skates and rays can detect very weak electric fields produced by prey and other animals using an array of unusual organs known as the ampullae of Lorenzini. Exactly how these electrosensory organs work has remained a mystery, but a new study has revealed an important clue that may have implications for other fields of research.
Obesity leads to 'silent' vitamin A deficiency in organs
Obesity impairs the body's ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in major organs, according to new research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Iran's initiative on artificial organs
Iranian researchers at a research center, affiliated to University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Sciences (USWRS), have developed a prosthetic hand which moves by brain waves and commands.
3D printed organs offer  ultra-realistic practice models
An incision from the surgeon's scalpel sends liquid oozing over the surface of the lung, but on this occasion it doesn't matter if something goes wrong – the doctor can simply create another model with a 3D printer.
Iraq:  ISIL trafficking human organs
The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations says the country has evidence of possible organ trafficking by the ISIL terrorists.

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