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Maryland man who got the pig heart transplant has died 2 months after surgery

The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced on Wednesday. David Bennett, 57, died on Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Doctors didn’t give an exact cause of death, saying only that his condition […]

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Man who received the world’s first pig heart transplant stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed

The man who received the world’s first pig heart transplant once stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed, his victim’s family have revealed. David Bennett, 57, was convicted of the 1988 stabbing of Edward Shumaker, his sister told Radio 4’s Today show. Leslie Shumaker Downey said that her brother died in 2007 after almost […]

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United States: Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say. The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr Bennett’s life, though it is not yet clear […]

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‘Hamburghini’: YouTuber creates real-life ridable Minecraft pig travelling at 20mph

A YouTuber has created the first real-life, rideable Minecraft pig, which travels up to 20mph and is controlled by a carrot on a stick. Electo, a 20-year-old college student from the United States, has built a fully rideable Minecraft pig using an infrared sensor to get the pig to follow a carrot on a stick, […]

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‘Strong-Willed Pig’ who survived powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake dies

A pig that became famous in China after surviving 36 days under rubble from a powerful earthquake in 2008, has died. Zhu Jianqiang, or “Strong-Willed Pig”, died on Wednesday night of “old age and exhaustion”, according to the museum in China’s Sichuan province where the animal resided. At the time of its rescue, it was […]

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Taiwanese lawmakers throw pig guts, punches at each other on parliament floor

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other on Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a policy report to lawmakers on Friday morning about the pork policy when opposition party lawmakers from […]

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In a world first, Chinese scientists engineer monkey-pig hybrids

Researchers have been able to produce pig-monkey hybrids in a Chinese laboratory, a media report said. Two piglets having monkey tissues in their hearts, liver and skin were born in the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology in Beijing but died within a week. The announcement to this effect was made by […]