CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1992 |
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday were already considering doing more pig-to-human liver transplants even as bioethicists rekindled the longstanding debate about how far scientific research should be pushed in humans. The reactions came in the wake of the death Monday of Susan Fowler, 26, of Burbank, about 30 hours after she received a pig's liver to take over the functions of her own failing organ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995 |
Actor Larry Hagman was in critical condition Wednesday after receiving a liver transplant, but his surgeon gave the former "Dallas" star a good prognosis. After performing 15 hours of surgery, Dr. Leonard Makowka said that he discovered Hagman's cirrhosis was more advanced than thought, but that a cancerous tumor threatening his liver was halted by a special procedure in which doctors stopped blood flow to the area.
December 31, 1989 |
Early in 1990, at Hospital Italiano in Buenos Aires, a child will receive a vital organ in the first transplant operation under auspices of the World Children's Transplant Fund. It will be the realization of a dream for Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Mark A. Kroeker, a 45-year-old missionaries' son who founded the fund to make life-saving organ transplants available to children from throughout the world, regardless of ability to pay. Kroeker's odyssey, which was told in View on Jan.
May 11, 2004 |
A Beverly Hills company unveiled a device last week based on NASA technology that it said could better detect trace amounts of anthrax. Universal Detection Technology said the device, called the Anthrax Smoke Detector, was ready to be sold commercially and would be tested in September for use in government facilities such as post offices.
January 12, 1993 |
A 62-year-old Pittsburgh man who received a baboon liver in a Sunday evening operation was groggy but in good condition Monday, his surgeons said. The unidentified man, who before the 13-hour operation had only an estimated 30 days to live because of a fatal liver disease, is the second human to receive a baboon liver. He could not be given a human liver because of an active hepatitis B infection, which would infect and destroy a transplanted human liver.