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A Horrific Cake Perfect for Halloween

I’m sure you wouldn’t expect polycistic kidney disease to be pretty, but seeing what it actually looks like is still pretty shocking -especially when you find out that the image in question is actually a cake. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d have a hard time trying to get this one down. Link

Teen Sold Kidney for iPad and iPhone

Apple’s iPad costs an arm and a leg here in the United States, but in China, the organ you’d have to part with is the kidney: It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, but the official Chinese [...]

Boy in China sells his kidney to buy an iPad

The 17-year-old sold off the kidney after being approached by a buyer in an online chat room. He received 22,000 yuan for the organ which he spent pur…

Forget Printing Money, Let’s Print Kidneys

In a recent TED Talk, surgeon Anthony Atala printed a prototype human kidney, using living cells and an 3D inkjet printer, onstage. When this happened, TED attendees took note. John Hodgman wrote: “A doctor just literally printed out a human kidney. I hope we are all going to get one in our gift bag.” From the [...]

World’s First Organ Donor Dies -56 Years Later

Ronald Lee Herrick was 79 years old when he died Monday in a Maine hospital from complications of heart surgery. He did not die from kidney failure, even though he only had one, and his identical twin brother suffered from renal failure in 1954. That was the year Herrick donated a healthy kidney to his [...]