March 2, 2024



Scientists reanimate dead cells in pigs, a potential breakthrough for organ transplants

NBC News


New research is confounding conventional wisdom about life and death. 

Researchers at Yale University used a new technology to restore cells in some organs of pigs that had just died, bringing the animals’ cells back to function. The findings, which were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature, raise profound ethical questions about how medicine defines death but also teases new possibilities for the collection of human organs for transplant.

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