#144 - Discover the new era of organ transplants | Curio

#144 - Discover the new era of organ transplants

25 mins | Feb 11, 2022

Today's episode from 11th February 2022. First up this morning: An American man has become the first person ever to get a heart transplant from a pig. Weeks on from the surgery, and with the 57-year old responding well, we ask if the world is on the edge of a medical game-changer? 

 Then later, are you wasting your free time with more phone time? We've got a time hack that’ll give you back control over your time. After decades of false starts, scientists are beginning to believe that modified organs from animals could be used in the organ transplant process. For The Financial Times, Clive Cookson explores the fascinating world of xenotransplantation. Here, he explores how a new era of medical innovation, led by advances in gene editing could help solve the global shortage. But is it a revolution or a stop-gap for a world with an increasing need for organs? We often avoid activities associated with happiness for passive, screen-based ones. All is not lost though. Dr Michelle Drouin shares a simple hack in MIT Press Reader, so you too can start making the most of your free time. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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