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‘New hope to liver patients’

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania circulated a recently deceased donor’s blood through a genetically engineered pig liver outside the donor’s body for 72 hours. It’s a move they hope will save patients from dying during the wait for an organ transplant, according to a news release.

Notable recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this month published a recap of its notable recommendations of 2023. Those involve screenings for depression and anxiety, pregnancy, HIV and more. If you missed any, catch up with them here.

Viruses vs. superbugs

Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is a growing public health threat. CNN reports about researchers studying how to fight infection by enlisting viruses that act like kryptonite against so-called superbugs.

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