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En un primer momento, los cirujanos colocaron un riñón de cerdo a un humano, y funcionó

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked

Blog #34

A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transplant organs. *

-Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally, a scientific breakthrough that one day may yield a vast new supply of organs for severely ill patients.

-Although many questions remain to be answered about the long-term consequences of the transplant, which involved a brain-dead patient followed only for 54 hours, experts in the field said the procedure represented a milestone.

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“We need to know more about the longevity of the organ,” said Dr. Dorry Segev, professor of transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who was not involved in the research. Nevertheless, he said: “This is a huge breakthrough. It’s a big, big deal.”

Researchers have long sought to grow organs in pigs suitable for transplantation into humans. A steady stream of organs — which could eventually include hearts, lungs and livers — would offer a lifeline to the more than 100,000 Americans currently on transplant waiting lists, including the 90,240 who need a kidney. Twelve people on the waiting lists die each day.

My 2 cents opinion:
(For the 100 thousand on waiting lists to receive a kidney from a kind stranger or relative, this is a blessing. This is a powerful reason to believe in the power of scientific thought.) (Para los 100 mil en lista de espera para recibir un riñón de un amable extraño o familiar, esto es una bendición. Esta es una razón poderosa para creer en el poder del pensamiento científico).


*Read More *https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/health/kidney-transplant-pig-human.html?smid=url-share