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Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

Constant Wonder
  • Aug 25, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 52:46

Notes fro a Transplant Surgeon Guest: Joshua Mezrich, Associate Professor, Surgery, and Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and author, “When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon” As a new transplant surgeon, Dr. Mezrich was afraid to approach the donor's family, but they welcomed him enthusiastically. The spiritual and physical aspects of giving new life from tragedy through transplant surgery. Lab-Grown Organs Guest: Jens Puschhof, PhD candidate, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands Growing organic tissue in the lab helps researchers understand and treat diseases and cancer, and, in an exciting step forward, researchers in the Netherlands recently replicated venomous snake glands.