Bone Marrow Transplants Remove All Sign of HIV in Two Men

It's turning into quite a year for HIV treatment. First a baby girl was functionally cured of the HIV virus, then 14 adults were successfully treated with early-stage ARV drugs. Now, two men with longstanding HIV infections have been freed from HIV drugs thanks to bone marrow transplants. We're really getting there. » 7/03/13 9:06am 7/03/13 9:06am

After You Croak, the OrganOx Will Keep Your Liver Fresh for the Next…

Liver transplantation has become a victim of its own success with far more recipients registered to waiting lists—roughly 30,000 in the US and Europe—than there are available donor organs. What's more, a staggering 2,000 viable livers must be discarded annually because they didn't survive the journey from donor to… » 3/19/13 11:30am 3/19/13 11:30am

A Man Now Has Two Hearts After Undergoing Surgery

The video above is jarring and very graphic, showing two hearts pumping at once. It's also beautiful because without that extra heart, a man wouldn't be alive. Tyson Smith, the man whose hearts are shown above, went through a rare surgery that's called a heterotopic heart transplant. In the surgery, doctors add… » 2/20/11 9:00pm 2/20/11 9:00pm