One magical animal

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One magical animal

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Link: https://twitter.com/ScienceMagazine/status/1466980597096661001?t=jEnovvR3QibKoHgUWoCaSg&s=19
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PETA in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1. . . .

– J. "That has to be One Motherfucking Charming Pig!" D.
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Obvious repartee in 3 2 1

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https://apnews.com/article/pig-heart-tr ... ecb6449aef
In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he’s doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.

While it’s too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say the transplant showed that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in the human body without immediate rejection.
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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/res ... nated-body
Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs.

This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for an operation they hope to try in living patients possibly later this year.

“The organ shortage is in fact an unmitigated crisis and we’ve never had a real solution to it,” said Dr. Jayme Locke of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the newest study and aims to begin a clinical trial of pig kidney transplants.
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Why not transplant the brain?

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Doctor X wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:33 am Why not transplant the brain?

– J.D.
post-skeptic wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:38 pm How many immuno suppressants and medical bills go into cheating death this way?

What's the societal cost of mass propaganda entertaining the idea of organs from animals since it subconsciously biases people toward risk?


Already done.
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A bonus is that every time you take a hot bath or shower, you smell like bacon.



Mmmmmmmmmm, bacon.
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Might compel you to eat your heart out.

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Then you could be a Rock Star for about... um, say...20 seconds! :)
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Doctor X wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:50 pm Might compel you to eat your heart out.

– J.D.
I see no possible downside.

What has my heart ever done for me, except get me in trouble and attack me?
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/0 ... pig-virus/
The pig heart transplanted into an American patient earlier this year in a landmark operation carried a porcine virus that may have derailed the experiment and contributed to his death two months later, say transplant specialists.