News tagged with organ rejection
Bioengineered rat kidneys developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators successfully produced urine both in a laboratory apparatus and after being transplanted into living animals. In their ...
Medical research Apr 14, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 4 |
Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have made an important discovery that partially answers the long-standing question of why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing fetus as foreign tissue.
Medical research Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine have modified adult stem cells to increase their ...
Medical research Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered why diabetic-like symptoms develop in some patients given rapamycin, an immune-suppressant drug that also has shown anti-cancer activity and may even slow ageing.
Medical research Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New ongoing research published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests organ transplant recipients may not require anti-rejection medication in the future thanks to the power of stem cells, which may pr ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new large, international study finds that the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil is superior to azathioprine, an older immunosuppressant, as a maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to stimulate a rats stem cells after a liver transplant as a means of preventing rejection of the new organ without the need for lifelong immunosuppressant ...
Medical research Oct 18, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Our livers can fight back against the immune system -- reducing organ rejection but also making us more susceptible to liver disease.
Medical research Sep 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
In the first head-to-head comparison of the three most common drugs used at the time of a kidney transplant to prevent organ rejection, researchers found that the least expensive drug at one-half to one-fifth the price ...
Other May 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Studies of the small sea squirt may ultimately help solve the problem of rejection of organ and bone marrow transplants in humans, according to scientists at UC Santa Barbara.
Medical research Apr 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In what doctors Tuesday said was a medical first, an Argentine woman with a transplanted heart gave birth to a baby girl following an in vitro fertilization.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A year after a young amputee left the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with transplanted hands and forearms, the lead surgeon calls her progress "nothing less than spectacular."
Other Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Combining cancer medication with a drug for erectile dysfunction and one for heart transplants helped kill cancer cells and protected the heart from damage, in a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific ...
Cardiology Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Waiting to treat the commonest viral infections in transplant recipients until they reach a certain threshold is better than prophylactically treating all recipients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of ...
Other Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Xenotransplantation as a therapy for type 1 diabetes: Pig beta cells show great promise in an animal model
Transplantation of a whole pancreas or isolated insulin-producing beta cells are the only therapy to cure type I diabetes. However, the shortage of organ donors limits this approach to only few patients. LMU researchers have ...
Diabetes Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Transplant rejection occurs when a transplanted organ or tissue is not accepted by the body of the transplant recipient. This is explained by the concept that the immune system of the recipient attacks the transplanted organ or tissue. This is expected to happen, because the immune system's purpose is to distinguish foreign material within the body and attempt to destroy it, just as it attempts to destroy infecting organisms such as bacteria and viruses.
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