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October 13, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Burbank woman who was kept alive with a transplanted pig's liver in an unprecedented procedure died Monday night before she could go into surgery to receive a human liver, a spokesman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said. The pig's liver kept Susan Fowler, 26, alive for more than 30 hours until a donated human liver became available Monday, hospital officials said. But the surgery to transplant the human liver never got under way, said hospital spokesman Ronald Wise.
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August 24, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Most or all of the human embryonic stem cell colonies approved for research funding under a new Bush administration policy have been mixed in the laboratory with mouse cells, possibly creating substantial hurdles for scientists trying to turn the colonies into treatments for Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and other ailments.
HEALTH
August 23, 1999 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II
The heat of August may seem like a strange time to be talking about winter drownings, but new research suggests that rescuers may be taking a wrong approach in their attempts to revive people who have fallen into icy ponds and lakes. Conventional wisdom holds that such victims typically die of hypothermia, a cold-induced stoppage of the heart, and most first aid is now directed at restoring normal body temperatures.
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