News tagged with organ transplant
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
In an organ transplant the recipient protects himself with an immune reaction against the alien organ. This reaction is counteracted long-term with the use of immunosuppressants. In future this medication ...
Surgery Apr 03, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
A Penn- and MIT-led team explained how rapamycin, a drug that extends mouse lifespan, also causes insulin resistance. The researchers showed in an animal model that they could, in principle, separate the effects, which depend ...
Medical research Mar 29, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 1 |
(AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to reconsider a ruling that allows bone marrow donors to be paid for their donations like blood donors.
Other Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The American University in Cairo said Wednesday that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- A novel approach using a bioengineered mobilized cellular product enriched with hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and tolerogenic graft facilitating cells (FCs) in combination with nonmyeloablative ...
Immunology Mar 08, 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 |
Executed prisoners were still the main source of organs used in transplant operations in China due to the lack of voluntary donations, a top health official was quoted saying Wednesday.
Other Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic confirm that ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE) provides excellent diagnostic accuracy for detecting cirrhosis due to recurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 29, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
There is an urgent need to increase the number of organ donors from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in countries with a strong tradition of immigration, such as the UK, USA, Canada and the Netherlands, in order to ...
Other Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Two studies published today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), demonstrate preliminary success of an effective multiple myeloma (MM) regimen in patients with AL amyloidosis, a rare and devast ...
Cancer Feb 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People who have received a donor organ need lifelong immunosuppressant drugs to keep their immune system from attacking the foreign tissue. However, with a suppressed immune system, many infectious agents ...
Medical research Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cochlear implants may be a safe, effective option for some organ transplant patients who've lost their hearing as an unfortunate consequence of their transplant-related drug regime, researchers report.
Other Feb 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants.
Medical research Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1