News tagged with organ transplantation

Promising stem cell therapy for leukemia patients

Leukemia patients receive a bone marrow transplant, which allows them to build a "new" immune system. However, this immune system not only attacks cancer cells but healthy tissue too. Special antibodies will ...

Apr 02, 2013
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US organ transplant patient dies of rabies

A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.

Mar 15, 2013
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Novel treatment for bone marrow cancer

Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer in which the plasma cells in the bone marrow grow out of control, causing damage to bones as well as predisposing patients to anaemia, infection and kidney failure. A ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Promising breakthrough for transplant patients

A team led by Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a new cause of organ rejection in some kidney transplant patients. Her team has identified a new class ...

Feb 27, 2013
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Disparities exist in kidney transplant timing

African-Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before requiring dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Jo ...

Jan 31, 2013
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