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Man dies of rabies from donated kidney

Rabies - USA Today

The fact that it took over a year for the recipient to begin to show symptoms threw investigators off, as usually rabies develops within a month or two. Health officials confirmed Friday that a Maryland man who received a donated kidney more than a year ago contracted rabies and died from it.


Girl's stem cells used to make her a new vein

For the first time doctors have successfully transplanted a vein grown with a patient's own stem cells, another example of scientists producing human body parts in the lab. In this case, the patient was a 10-year-old girl in Sweden who was suffering from a severe vein blockage to her liver. Last March, the girl's doctors decided to make her a new blood vessel to bypass the blocked vein instead of using one of her own or considering a liver transplant.


Many outraged as accused killer gets new liver

Johnny Concepcion, a New York man accused of stabbing his wife to death earlier this month, just received a liver transplant. Many are wondering how a confessed killer could jump to the top of a long list of those needing a transplant.

Senh: That's a good question. He's accused of murder and has confessed to it. Why not give it to someone else more deserving.


Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has an "excellent prognosis" after receiving a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital, a doctor confirmed Tuesday.


Apple CEO Jobs received liver transplant

Apple CEO Jobs received liver transplant

Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Inc., received a liver transplant about two months ago but is expected to return to work later this month, CNBC reported on Saturday.


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