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'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:49

For decades, doctors have transported donor organs chilled on ice in a plain old cooler. But a company is trying to come up with a better way to carry the lifesaving organs. The experimental machines keep hearts beating and lungs moving outside the body.

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'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:49

For decades, doctors have transported donor organs chilled on ice in a plain old cooler. But a company is trying to come up with a better way to carry the life-saving organs. The experimental machines keep hearts beating and lungs moving outside the body.

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Police seize heroin worth millions

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:44
Nine people are charged with drugs supply offences after heroin worth millions of pounds is seized by police.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:40
Labour accuses Eric Pickles of using the Environment Agency as a "scapegoat".

New Immigration Law Tests Swiss, European Relationship

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:35

The French foreign minister said France would have to "review" its relationship with Switzerland, because the new law violates an agreement that allows Europeans to move freely from country to country.

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Spree killer's accomplices guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:34
Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton are found guilty of helping triple killer Joanna Dennehy during her 12-day spree of violence.

Online abuse teacher redeployed

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:32
A teacher who quit her job at a north Belfast school after being targeted by online sectarian abuse has found a job in another education board area.

Where is it illegal to be gay?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:23
The 77 countries where being gay is a crime

Why did Copenhagen Zoo kill its giraffe?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:23
Why Copenhagen Zoo ignored calls to save a young giraffe

Prince Harry threats man jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:06
A convicted criminal who plotted to kill Prince Harry because he objected to the work of the armed forces is jailed.

Why figure skaters are drawn to Schindler's List music

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:05
Figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya used music from Schindler's List in her gold-medal-winning routine but was she guilty of bad taste?

Banks don't trust themselves

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:02
Robert Peston on ideas to raise standards

Fifty Years After Major Report, Surgeons General Work To End Smoking

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 09:02

The first Surgeon General's report on the dangers of smoking came out just over 50 years ago. Now a group of former Surgeon Generals are finding new ways to prevent smoking. Host Michel Martin speaks with two of them: Dr. Regina Benjamin and Dr. Antonia Novello.

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VIDEO: Robert Redford humbled by award

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:55
Actor Robert Redford thanked his fans as he picked up the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Yemen to be six-region federation

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:48
Yemen is to become a federation of six regions as part of its political transition, after final approval is given by a presidential committee.

Page Three model beamed on church

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:27
Religious leaders hit out after an image of a semi-naked glamour model is projected on to the front of a church in Northampton.

More chemical weapons 'leave Syria'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:12
A third shipment of chemical weapons materials leaves Syria - with some destroyed inside the country - the global chemical weapons watchdog says.

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Were Most Generous Philanthropists In 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:07

Zuckerberg, 29, and Priscilla Chan, 28, gave almost $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The gift will focus on children.

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DR Congo ex-rebel 'ordered killings'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:05
Ex-Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops to kill and rape civilians, prosecutors tell the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Rennard begins Lib Dem legal action

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:55
Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard has written to his party giving it until Thursday to lift his suspension over sex harassment claims, the BBC understands.

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