Swedish expert calls for xenotranplantation reassessment:
This article was originally published in Clinica
To successfully take xenotransplantation forward, researchers to concentrate on modifying pig genes rather than concentrating on developing a means to suppress the patient's immune system in order to avoid rejection, says a leading Swedish professor for transplantation surgery. Professor Carl-Gustav Groth of the Karolinska Institute told Lakartidningen that attempts to suppress the human immune system often had side-effects. He also said that pig cells should be considered alongside human cells in the field of cell transplantation, to treat diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's.