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Pig heart beats in baboon for two years – US expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 6th, 2016.

International scientists may have overcome an key obstacle in xenotransplantation, successfully transplanting a heart from a pig into a baboon which survived for two years,  An effective immune-suppressing drug therapy has enabled the longest-to-date survival of a heart transplant from a pig to a baboon, published in Nature Communications this week. The implanted pig organ […]

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