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Two months after receiving a pig heart, transplant patient dies

Enlarge / The transplant team with the replacement heart. (credit: The transplant team with the replacement heart. ) On Wednesday, the University of Maryland Medical Center announced that David Bennett, the first human to receive a pig heart transplant , died on Tuesday, March 8. His death comes roughly two months after the transplant; the […]


This little piggy doesn’t like heat and low barometric pressure

Enlarge (credit: Frank Sommariva ) Pigs have a long and illustrious history in North America. According to the University of Mississippi , they were initially introduced to the continent from Europe in the 1500s. In the 1900s, the Eurasian wild boar was also introduced. Over the years, escapee pigs and the introduced boars interbred, creating […]