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Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor

Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor

Technology
A mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a womb in her body from a deceased donor. The case study - published in The Lancet - in Brazil demonstrates that uterus donations from deceased donors are a potential avenue of treatment for women with uterine infertility.Although uterus transplants are a growing area of medicine, they remain highly experimental and are very difficult surgeries to complete.Uterine transplants from living donors have occurred before. A total of 39 transplants have resulted in 11 live births - with the first taking place in Sweden in 2013.There have been 10 uterus transplants from deceased donors attempted in the US, the Czech Republic, and Turkey, but this is the first one which resulted in a live birth. ...
How many animals are born in the world every day?

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Science
Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it - well, maybe they don't fall in love but they do procreate, so can we estimate how many animals are born every day across the world? That was the question posed by a listener to the BBC's More or Less programme, a show which aims to make sense of the numbers that inform our lives.First things first, what do we mean by the term "animal"? The Oxford English Dictionary defines an animal as "a living organism which feeds on organic matter, typically having specialised sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli".So that's mammals and non-mammals, vertebrates and invertebrates, animals that hatch, and animals that have live births. ...