Organ donation after cardiac death–when a patient’s heart stops beating–is fraught with ethical considerations that pose challenges to more widespread adoption.
At the 2014 AAAS meeting in Chicago, medical ethicist Mark Siegler laid out a framework for a potentially provocative solution to the shortage of kidneys available for transplantation.
A look back at our favorite science and research stories from 2013.
Funding for HIV research, kidney transplants and more in this week’s LabBook.
We spoke to Yolanda Becker, director of the kidney and pancreas program, about how changes to the donor kidney allocation system will affect those waiting for a transplant.
Derrick Rose’s knees, reconstructed skulls, predicting flu outbreaks and more in this week’s LabBook.
Chimpanzees, islet transplants, genetic screening and more in this week’s LabBook.
The University of Chicago is testing an experimental but promising alternative for patients with advanced type 1 diabetes: islet transplantation.
Dr. Christopher Wigfield, the newest member of our lung transplant team, talks about the complexities of lung transplantation and what’s in store to improve patient outcomes.