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Pig lungs in human transplants move step closer

 
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Pig lungs in human transplants move step closer

The use of pig lungs in transplants into humans has moved a step closer with a medical breakthrough.

Scientists in Melbourne, Australia, used a ventilator and pump to keep the animal lungs alive and "breathing" while human blood flowed in them.

Experts estimated the work could lead to the first animal-human transplants within five years.

Dr Glenn Westall, who helped conduct the experiment, said: “The blood went into the lungs without oxygen and came out with oxygen, which is the exact function of the lungs.

"It showed that these lungs were working perfectly well and doing as we were expecting them to do.

“This is a significant advance compared to experiments that have been performed over the past 20 years."

The breakthrough came after scientists were able to remove a section of pig DNA, which had made the pig organs incompatible with human blood.

Previous attempts to combine unmodified pig lungs and human blood ended abruptly two years ago when blood clots began forming almost immediately, causing the organs to become so blocked no blood could pass through.

Human DNA is now added to the pigs as they are reared to reduce clotting and the number of lungs which are rejected.

The full results of the research are due to be announced in Vancouver in August.

The issue has prompted an ethical debate about the use of animals for human transplants.

Medical ethicist Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini said: “It is basically a human-pig, a hybrid, or whatever you want to call it.

“It is about whether the community is prepared to accept a part human, part animal."
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Anti-semite!
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It'll work great until humans begin to contract diseases that only affect animals...
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Man will FAIL when messing with nature..... This is not the path to take.
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It'll work great until humans begin to contract diseases that only affect animals...
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Humans ARE animals!
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Man will FAIL when messing with nature..... This is not the path to take.
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Man has 'messed with nature' since he started farming. You are a moron.
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Man will FAIL when messing with nature..... This is not the path to take.
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I tend to agree...
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Get to the point, then shut up..
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Man will FAIL when messing with nature..... This is not the path to take.


Man has 'messed with nature' since he started farming. You are a moron.
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And now people have health problems for doing it.

When you call me a moron you are reflecting your image back to yourself.

Peace.
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All forms of life will do whatever it takes to remain alive.
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This is WRONG.


I'm glad I'm getting older because the World is nuts- I don't want to live in a world with people alive because they have pig parts.
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Anti-semite!
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haha what of it? j/k
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If I get hungry, can I make bacon?
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This is like final insult from elite, look you are equal to pigs in our eyes.
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GMO at a whole new level
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You know there are some really good jokes in here somewhere.
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what could possibly go wrong?
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You know there are some really good jokes in here somewhere.
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Thats what I was thinking. I lack the creativity though...

Poor wilber Grandma ate part of him but the rest is in Aunt Ethel.

see what I tell you....
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what could possibly go wrong?
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monster rofl

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