WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New Jersey native Lisa Pisano was staring down the end of her days. The 54-year-old had heart failure and end-stage kidney disease, but several chronic medical conditions excluded her as a candidate for heart and kidney transplants. “All I want is the opportunityContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 28, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Dr. Gary Gibbon didn’t have long to live. A harsh cocktail of chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy for his advanced lung cancer had permanently destroyed his lungs and caused irreparable damage to his liver. But Gibbon, a 69-year-old resident of Santa Monica, Calif., remainsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 21, 2024 (HealthDay news) — For the first time ever, doctors have transplanted a genetically edited pig kidney into a human suffering from advanced kidney failure. Such pig kidneys, altered to lower the risk of rejection and disease, have been successfully placed into monkeys and brain-dead human donorContinue Reading