Xenotransplantation

Guests: Ole Isacson Associate Professor, Neuroscience Harvard Medical School Director, Neuroregeneration Laboratory McLean Hospital Boston, Massachusetts David Sachs Director, Transplantation Biology Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell/Warner Lambert Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts The largest-ever meeting on xenotransplantation took place this month, and participants had lots to talk about. From transplanted pig brain cells being tested as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, to progress in preventing the rejection of transplanted animal organs, there are many interesting advances in the field. In this hour, we'll discuss the prospects and problems of transplanting cells, tissues, and organs from one species to another.

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