Dr. Denton Cooley died in his Houston home on Friday morning, surrounded by his four daughters, a spokeswoman for Texas Children's Hospital said.
Nobody knows how Shelby got the mold infection. Following her case, at least two other patients from the same hospital died.
A 25-year-old man in Michigan lived with only his artificial heart – and even played basketball – for 555 days while waiting for heart transplant.
For years, the baboons rejected the pig hearts, but recent findings show that there is hope in this technology. A baboon lived for more than two years without rejecting the transplant, surpassing the longest record of 298 days.