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August 18, 2019 - Breaking News

Pig hearts could be transplanted into humans within three years - report

Pig hearts could be transplanted into humans within three years - report

Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, according a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.

Pigs' heart anatomy and physiology is similar to that of humans so they are used as models for developing new treatments. Published in the journal Nature, the research saw scientists deliver microRNA-199 into pigs after a myocardial infarction. Most of the treated pigs died following the treatment.

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