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In a first, US surgeons attach a pig kidney to a human successfully

By Reuters Staff, published by The Straits Times New York – For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant. The procedure done at NYU

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UN Human Rights Office urges Thailand to promptly enact key legislation

THE UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia called on Thailand to promptly enact a draft law on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance and ensure it meets international standards. The draft law was approved on September 16 for review by Thailand’s House of Representatives, and the Ad-Hoc Committee appointed to review it

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