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Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 7:10pm On Dec 03, 2012
Organs grown in genetically modified pigs could be transplanted into humans in as little as two years' time, scientists believe.

A persistent shortage of human organs has led experts to investigate methods of using pigs created with human genes, so that body parts grown in them can be harvested for use in patients without their immune systems rejecting them. Now scientists say that a trial transplanting pigs' corneas into humans with eye problems could begin by 2013.

Writing in today's edition of The Lancet, the Pittsburgh University team predict: "With new genetically modified pigs becoming available that
are likely to improve the outcome of cellular and corneal xenotransplantation further, we believe that clinical trials will be justified within the next two to three years."

Transplantation of larger organs, such as lungs, hearts and kidneys, is likely to take longer, due to problems with clots forming as well as too much bleeding, animal studies show.

"These problems mean that the longest survival time for pig organs in non-human primates to date ranges from a few days for lungs to around six to eight months for hearts, and trials of solid organ transplants of this nature in humans are likely to be several years away," they write.

But they add a one-off transplant may happen sooner. "Life-saving transplants of a pig liver or heart could be justified as a bridge until a human organ becomes available."

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8838707/GM-pigs-could-provide-human-organs-by-2013.html

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8584443/Pigs-could-grow-human-organs-in-stem-cell-breakthrough.html

Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by dominique(f): 7:18pm On Dec 03, 2012
These scientists always want to outdo themselves. Question is, will anybody be desperate enough to recieve organs from a genetically modified pig?
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Areaboy2(m): 10:50am On Dec 04, 2012
awwwwww cute kiss

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Areaboy2(m): 10:51am On Dec 04, 2012
dominique: These scientists always want to outdo themselves. Question is, will anybody be desperate enough to recieve organs from a genetically modified pig?

Apparently you have never been very sick, nor know anyone like that

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nasri100(m): 10:53am On Dec 04, 2012
Will they f uck like humans too?
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by ektbear: 10:55am On Dec 04, 2012
But this will put the Nigerian ritualist killers out of business sad

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by glizengem(f): 10:57am On Dec 04, 2012
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonders av ended... Very soon rat transplant will tk place. Good development though
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Alfred200825(m): 11:03am On Dec 04, 2012
Soon humans will start thinking nd behaving like pigs
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 11:23am On Dec 04, 2012
dominique: These scientists always want to outdo themselves. Question is, will anybody be desperate enough to recieve organs from a genetically modified pig?
No, they'd rather pray to the gods of Adebole and Oledepo for a miracle.. Nonsense..

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by saintfizzo(m): 11:23am On Dec 04, 2012
And if a bit of d genes of d pig enta,na to dey baff for mud be dt o grin

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 11:24am On Dec 04, 2012
ekt_bear: But this will put the Nigerian ritualist killers out of business sad
Na, aboki go stop to dey give u free animal innards..
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by ITbomb(m): 11:25am On Dec 04, 2012
Dogs look up to us cos we are faithful masters,
Cats look down on us cos they think humans are insatiable creatures.
But Pigs?
I don't understand
They think we are equals

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Michky: 11:31am On Dec 04, 2012
Alfred200825: Soon humans will start thinking nd behaving like pigs
Aren't they already? NL is full of them.
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 11:33am On Dec 04, 2012
Michky: Aren't they already? NL is full of them. Thank God we have good thinkers too.
So are you a pig or a thinker?
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Michky: 11:33am On Dec 04, 2012
ITbomb: Dogs look up to us cos we are faithful masters,
Cats look down on us cos they think humans are insatiable creatures.
But Pigs?
I don't understand
They think we are equals
LMAO!
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Michky: 11:35am On Dec 04, 2012
musKeeto:
So are you a pig or a thinker?
Ofcourse am one great thinker. wink Atleast pigs will soon be able to provide human organ subs soon. Question is, of what use is mosquito?

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 11:37am On Dec 04, 2012
Michky: Ofcourse am one great thinker. wink
Yeah, even pigs think... wink

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Areaboy2(m): 11:37am On Dec 04, 2012
Michky: Ofcourse am one great thinker. wink

he means thinking like a pig undecided
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Michky: 11:38am On Dec 04, 2012
musKeeto:
Yeah, even pigs think... wink
Atleast pigs will soon be able to provide human organ subs soon. Question is, of what use is mosquito? Noisy blood suckers! I feel like slapping hell outta them sometimes!
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Michky: 11:40am On Dec 04, 2012
Area_boy:

he means thinking like a pig undecided
It takes one to know one wink
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by R2bees(m): 11:47am On Dec 04, 2012
na then you go see people come enter in relationship with pig...... So which name them go give am, pigaylesbian?
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Jazzgreen(m): 11:50am On Dec 04, 2012
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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by aixuehanyu: 11:52am On Dec 04, 2012
哈哈!
ITbomb: Dogs look up to us cos we are faithful masters,
Cats look down on us cos they think humans are insatiable creatures.
But Pigs?
I don't understand
They think we are equals
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Phikom(m): 12:29pm On Dec 04, 2012
...waiting mood
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Nobody: 12:33pm On Dec 04, 2012
At least if it works out well, there wouldn't be any need begging for a kidney donor! Science, I hail thee!

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by TableLeg(m): 12:35pm On Dec 04, 2012
I am not surprised .. I saw a pig fly the other day!

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by slimyem: 12:52pm On Dec 04, 2012
dominique: These scientists always want to outdo themselves. Question is, will anybody be desperate enough to recieve organs from a genetically modified pig?
you are obviously ignorant...
Who gets to make of choice of where a donor organ is coming from in the face of death as the alternative?
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Gee001(f): 1:10pm On Dec 04, 2012
Ends shall never wonder. I comment my reserve.

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Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by BetaThings: 1:51pm On Dec 04, 2012
slimyem: you are obviously ignorant...
Who gets to make of choice of where a donor organ is coming from in the face of death as the alternative?
Don't be so sure. Some people don't allow "life-saving" transfusion
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Mavrick2012: 2:23pm On Dec 04, 2012
ekt_bear: But this will put the Nigerian ritualist killers out of business sad
n our miracle/pastorprenurs
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by Olamyyde(m): 3:32pm On Dec 04, 2012
Minion: ur retardness, pigs will have human organs in 2013
Hades: yea right, also dragons will have insect organs in 2013
red mosquito: mosquitoes will also have elephant organs
Re: Pigs Could Grow Human Organs 'by 2013' by MrTemple(m): 3:49pm On Dec 04, 2012
I 4 like τ̲̅ђe nose transplant grin grin

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