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A lung transplant policy change inspired by an 11 year old girl may save thousands more children. CNN News reports that after Sarah Murnaghan's parents waged a campaign to allow Sarah to receive adult lungs for transplantation, "the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and United Network for...
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the DEKA Arm System, the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes," according to an FDA News Release. "EMG electrodes detect...
"Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter is teaming up with a unit of United Therapeutics Corp to develop pig lungs that have been genetically altered to be compatible with humans, a feat that, if successful, could address the urgent need for transplant organs for people with end-stage lung disease," according to...