Organ transplants

FILE - In this Friday, July 30, 2010 file photo, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini talks to journalists during a press conference, in Florence, Italy. Swedish prosecutors told a news conference Thursday Oct. 12, 2017, the investigation against a disgraced stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants, has been abandoned, meaning the Italian doctor, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is no longer considered a suspect. (AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:43 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants. Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said it can't be proven that Dr. Paolo...
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Matt and Melissa Graves, parents of Lane Thomas, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at Walt Disney World, speak at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. They have created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last year has created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. Matt Graves said Wednesday that after their son Lane's death, they wanted to help other...
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Dalilah Muhammad, left, reacts as she crosses the finish line ahead of second-place finisher Shamier Little, right, in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney. The world-record holder Merritt finished second behind Aleec Harris in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. His place — as long as it was...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo, an obstetrician technician collects a blood sample from newborn in the nursery at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. The Monday, March 13, 2017, study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role in the survival gap. And it comes as Congress is debating health legislation that could roll back Medicaid, a safety net for about half of children and a third of adults with the lung-destroying disease. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
March 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. Monday's study suggests access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role...
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FILE - This Nov. 10, 1989 file photo shows transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl as he oversees a liver transplant operation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh. A release at the request of the Starzl family by the University of Pittburgh Medical Center says Dr. Starzl died at the age of 90, Sat., March 4, 2017 at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 90. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2017 - 2:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, said the renowned doctor died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh...
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