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In A First, Scientists Create Embryos Having Mix Of Human, Monkey Cells

In a first of its kind, scientists formed embryos consisting human and monkey cells. Aimed at growing transplanted organs, the scientists injected the embryos of macaque monkeys with human stem cells thereby studying it for 19 days. While laying stress on the behaviour of two interrelated cells, the research surprisingly showcased growth of several human cells in embryos. However, experts have raised ethical concerns in connection with… read-more

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: monkey, Human being, Science, Embryo, organ transplant

Courtesy: IGN India

Organ Donation

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Organ Donations From Men Witnessed Steep Surge In 2 Decades: Report

Apollo Hospitals data revealed that organ donations by males have significantly increased in the past two decades. Reportedly, the men liver donors, who were 26% in 1998, have increased by 46% during 2008-2021. Moreover, the recipients' ratio has increased in male children from 29% from 1998-2012 to 40% from 2016-2021. Interestingly, experts said that while women have predominantly been organ donors, they are less worried than men over… read-more

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 09:19 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Organ Donations, organ transplant, organ Donor, Male donor

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Air India Flight

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To Transport Donated Organs, Air India Delays Its Flight In Jaipur

In a heart-warming incident, an Air India flight has been delayed on November 28 to transport the donated organs from Jaipur to Delhi. Reportedly, four seriously ill recipients from Delhi were awaiting the organs from a 49-year-old woman donor to be treated. On hearing the news, the concerned officials from state CMO to the flight officials extended their support. Moreover, travellers have maintained patience for more than half-an-hour to… read-more

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 05:39 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Organ Donation, Air India, Jaipur, organ transplant

Courtesy: The Times of India

Organ Transplant


Telangana Govt. Hospitals To Offer Free Organ Transplantation Program

According to reports, Telangana government is planning to introduce free organ trasnsplantation programs in government hospitals, under the 'Arogyasiri' health scheme. State health minister Eatala Rajendra said that government plans to recruit more medical and paramedical staff for the purpose and will amend the legislation, if need be. He added that the ambulance service in the state will be improved and the government plans to spend Rs 2000… read-more

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 03:59 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: organ transplant, Telangana, telangana government, government hospital

Courtesy: The Economic Times