Tag Archives: Organs

Want to regrow organs and defy cancer? Just copy these awesome animals

Creatures with incredible superpowers including the ability to survive being frozen and suffocated and resist ageing could revolutionise medicine, space travel and even war Life 9 October 2019 By Claire Ainsworth Brett Ryder IT HAS been holding its breath for months. Locked under an airless seal of ice, the extraordinary animal waits. At last, the… Read More »

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds For years, most transplant centers discarded kidneys infected with hepatitis C over fears the recipients would have lower survival rates Since 2015, there are three times as many centers using infected kidneys thanks to new antiviral treatments   Researchers looked at hepatitis C-infected… Read More »

9 Organs You Can Actually Live Without

4 / 9 Bladder Dream Master/shutterstock Patients with bladder cancer or, on rare occasion neurogenic bladder (when a problem with the nervous system affects bladder control), will need the organ removed—and the prostate and lymph nodes or uterus, ovaries and possibly part of the vagina along with it, says Georges-Pascal Haber, MD, PhD, urologist with… Read More »