People with transplanted hands can regain feeling even years later

A new study has revealed that people who had their own hand or a transplanted hand reattached can regain near-normal sense of touch even years later of the surgery.

Human penis transplants could be reality in just five years

 Scientists have revealed that after successful surgeries in rabbits, penis transplant in humans can be just five years away.

Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection: Study

US researchers have said they have developed a potential gene test for identifying acute rejection in kidney transplant patients, a finding that could eventually replace the need for biopsies.

Rare hand and larynx transplant facility in Kochi hospital awaits donors

A rare cadaver hand and larynx (voice box) transplant facility has come up at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, Kerala.

Police create 'green corridor' to transport heart to save patient

In a heart-warming action, city traffic police today created a "green corridor" to facilitate unhindered transport of a donor's heart from a hospital here to the airport to be transplated on a patient at Chennai.

Mumbai woman gets heart from Chennai man

A heart harvested from a 27-year-old road traffic accident victim was successfully transplanted in a 21-year-old woman from Mumbai, a senior doctor at Fortis Malar Hospitals here said today.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

India lags behind in stem cell donors: Expert

India is far, far behind in its requirement of stem cell donors to treat life-threatening diseases like cancer, with only 500 transplants taking place annually compared to a requirement of 50,000, an international conference was told on Saturday.

Researchers herald new breakthrough by transplanting regenerated esophagus

Researchers have devised a new method to transplant regenerated esophagus .

The new method has been developed by researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, within an international collaboration lead by Professor Paolo Macchiarini.

Old cancer drug may help transplant patients

Scientists have discovered that an old cancer drug can be used to prevent rejection of transplanted tissue.

Over five lakh kidney patients require dialysis or transplant

Around 5.5 lakh patients in the country require dialysis or kidney transplant, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Stem cells transplant could help repair erectile dysfunction

Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells cultivated on the surface of nanofibrous meshes could be a novel therapeutic strategy against post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction.

Maharashtra aims to boost organ donations, widens net

In a bid to boost organ donations, the Maharashtra government has initiated several measures aimed at strengthening the health network and widening the net of prospective donors, a top official said Monday.

200 Pak patients undergo liver transplant at Delhi

Shehary, a 10-year-old-boy from
Karachi, became the 200th patient from Pakistan to undergo
liver transplant at a Delhi hospital.

`Dialysis on the go` for patients waiting transplants

The new kit can help patients take a walk or even go abroad instead of spending hours hooked up in a hospital ward.

Kidney cells could help do away with transplants

Besides providing a potentially curative therapy, the breakthroughs might also help study the causes of kidney disease.

Kidney cells could help do away with transplants

Besides providing a potentially curative therapy, the breakthroughs might also help study the causes of kidney disease.

Britain to conduct first voicebox transplant

Some 1,000 Britons each year have their voicebox or larynx destroyed, leading to difficulties with swallowing, breathing and speaking, it said.

Britain to conduct first voicebox transplant

Some 1,000 Britons each year have their voicebox or larynx destroyed, leading to difficulties with swallowing, breathing and speaking, it said.

Now, a one-hour operation to change heart valve!

An Indian-origin surgeon-led team in Britain has come up with a one-hour keyhole operation to replace heart valve.