News tagged with organ transplant
Japanese researchers have created a functioning human liver from stemcells, a report said Friday, raising hopes for the manufacture of artificial organs for those in need of transplants.
Medical research Jun 08, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0
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 |
Initial results from an international, investigator-initiated, open label phase III trial were presented at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism. Data indicate that haematopoietic stem ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement ...
Medical research May 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins researchers say a program they developed that uses personal advocates and community networks to find organ donors for friends and loved ones who need kidney transplants resulted in success for nearly half of ...
Other May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The number of liver transplants in the United States has decreased since 2006, a new study finds.
Other May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Italian doctors in March implanted the smallest ever artificial heart into a 16-month-old baby before the infant received a permanent organ donation, said the hospital that performed the operation.
Cardiology May 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The Japanese Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (JPITA) is preparing for the nation's first transplantation of pancreatic islets from a brain-dead donor to a patient with Type 1 diabetes, it was learned Saturday.
Diabetes May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation. In fact, in the analysis ...
Other May 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Abdominal tumors involving both roots of the celiac and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are deemed unresectable by conventional surgical methods, as removal would cause necrosis of the organs that are supplied by those blood ...
Surgery May 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Children are be ...
Other Apr 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study, funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), shows that liver transplants performed at night or on weekends do not adversely affect patient or graft survival. Findings available in ...
Surgery Apr 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The life-saving work of researchers who explore our immune system to develop vaccines and fight diseases like HIV will be recognized as part of International Day of Immunology celebrations.
Immunology Apr 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Up until now the causes of the development of chronic lymphatic leukaemia, the most common form of cancer of the blood in Europe, have been unknown. At present a cure is not possible. A research group at the ...
Cancer Apr 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0