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Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Extending the Lifespan of Organs

Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...

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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

Like every other part of the body, the ears are vulnerable to hostile invasions of bacteria and viruses. Ear infections are a frequent occurrence, especially among young children. In fact, infections of the ear are the second most prevalent illness ...

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Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

While air travel is certainly a staple of modern times, the sheer amount of air traffic might surprise you. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over 8 million people fly on a daily basis. With so many people ...

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A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

In the last few decades, much has been written about the subject of DNA, and for good reason. The DNA a person receives from his or her parents determines all of their physical characteristics, and may leave them vulnerable to ...

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