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If history teaches us anything, it is that revolutionary thinking can overturn so-called inevitabilities and impossibilities. But even when it feels like the end of the world, it's better at least to start thinking about the future, than not to think about it at all...

2008-09-19

 future brain technology artificial intelligence Belgium futurology futures transplant
Doctors in Germany say a patient appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus.

2008-11-13

 AIDS bone marrow transplant
The scaffold structure will start to dissolve within nine months of transplantation. ... (A)lso speculates that knee-injury patients might, in future, also receive implants seeded with cells taken from their own bone marrow.

2007-02-19

 transplant knee ligament
The German company Tutogen's business in body parts is as secretive as it is lucrative. It extracts bones from corpses in Ukraine to manufacture medical products, as part of a global market worth billions that is centered in the United States...

2009-08-28

 organ trade death corpse business transplant
New hips, knees and heart valves are the starting points, but eventually they envisage most of the body parts that flounder with age could be upgraded.

2009-10-19

 aging longevity transplant medicine cloning
Scientists say they have made a synthetic blood-clotting agent that could help wounded troops and patients.

2009-12-18

 blood medicine toread transplant
A technique which may eventually remove the need for matched bone marrow transplants has been used in humans for the first time. It is hoped that "master cells" taken from umbilical cords could be used on any patient without rejection...

2010-01-18

 umbilical cord blood stem cell leukaemia cancer transplant
There will be an independent review after the NHS transplant authority confirmed 21 cases in which the wrong organs may have been taken from donors.

2010-04-11

 UK transplant bureaucracy organ donation