Pig Pancreas Nigiri

Russia Approves First Animal-to-Human Transplant Procedure

Russian authorities have approved the first xenotransplantation treatment – the implanting of animal cells into the human body – for sale in that country, marking the first time such a treatment has been appoved anywhere. The type 1 diabetes treatment involves inserting insulin-producing pig cells coated in seaweed into the human pancreas to replace native cells that have been depleted there. [...] The seaweed coating keeps the bodies immune system from attacking the foreign animal cells.

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Pancreas in popular culture

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off it is indicated that the group consumed pancreas at the French restaurant.

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  1. Louis says:

    Apparently pig heart is very compatible with the human heart... but I met an Israeli once who was working on an alternative, since it's not kosher!