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Pig cell transplants: useful links

This is a list of resources for the focus story Pig cell transplants.

Living Cell Technologies (LCT) website
Keep up to date with the latest developments at LCT on their homepage.

LCT’s clinical trials
Find out more about LCT’s clinical trials of encapsulated pig cells on their website.

Diabetes New Zealand
This society has resources for people affected by diabetes, their families and health professionals.

Insulin and diabetes
Pamphlets with information about insulin and diabetes published by Diabetes New Zealand.

Latest diabetes facts and figures from the WHO
An overview of worldwide incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Islet transplantation in the United States
Information about human to human transplantation of islets from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Auckland Islands pig rescue
The story of the Auckland Islands pig capture and relocation, from the website of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand.

Eradicating pigs and cats from the Auckland Islands
More information about the feral pigs on the Auckland Islands, from the Department of Conservation.

Animal Welfare Act
All animals in New Zealand are protected under the Animal Welfare Act, which is summarised on the MAF Biosecurity website.

Virus strains
Find out more about virus strains and the H1N1 flu virus on the Science Learning Hub.

Ethics of xenotransplantation
A New Zealand Bioethics Council discussion document and report on animal to human transplantation from January 2005. Currently archived on the National Library’s website.

Discussion on xenotransplantation risks and benefits
A panel of experts on xenotransplantation discusses xenotransplantation and LCT trials in New Zealand in 2009. This is an audio file available from the Science Media Centre.


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