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Surgeons in London have carried out the first 'warm liver' transplant using an organ which was 'kept alive' at body temperature in a machine.


The technology was developed by scientists at Oxford University who hope it could increase the number of livers available for transplant.  Its inventors are an engineer and a transplant surgeon.  Prof Constantin Coussios of the Department of Engineering Science has been working on the project for 15 years in partnership with Prof Peter Friend, of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

 

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