organs : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n edible viscera of a butchered animal
- n a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
- n a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
- n (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ
- n a periodical that is published by a special interest group
- n wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
- n a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
- Taking a page out of a science fiction tale, a scientist at Wake Forest University has figured out how to grow human organs in the lab.
- Lifesharers is trying to settle the competition for organs in a fair way: before you get one, you should be willing to give one.
- Facing a shortage of kidneys and long hospital waiting lists, Singapore ponders going where few countries have gone before: legalizing the buying and selling of organs.
News & Articles
- Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study
Title: Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 12:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
June 18, 2013 - MedicineNet.com
- To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?
Lungs and other organs for transplant are scarce, but what if there were another way to save lives? What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?
June 17, 2013 - Fox News
- Should organs be grown in a lab to ease shortages?
Dr. Anthony Atala holds the â€œscaffoldingâ€? for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, May 8. The university is experimenting with various ways to create replacement organs for human implantation, from altering animal parts to building them from scratch with a patientâ€™s own cells.
June 17, 2013 - The Commercial Dispatch
- Steve Jobs in New York Times
1:03 pm | On His Health "I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs, and I wouldn't be here without such generosity," Mr. Jobs says.
- Thomas E Starzl in San Jose Mercury News
I was profoundly and still am profoundly grateful to them, particularly in those days because it wasn't common (to donate organs). It required a lot of social conscience,Starzl said.
- Pranab Mukherjee in Times of India
The Hyde Act is an enabling provision that is between the executive and the legislative organs of the US Government,External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in a suo motu statement on foreign policy-related developments in the Lok Sabha.