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Immunology

Researchers successfully model antibody-mediated transplant rejection in human kidneys

A significant concern after a person receives an organ transplant from a donor is antibody mediated rejection (AMR)—a process by which antibodies in the recipient can cause their immune systems to reject and damage the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Choosing a cesarean birth to 'protect' your pelvic floor? Here's why that won't necessarily work

It's commonly understood that having a baby can be a primary cause of later pelvic floor problems, such as bladder leakage. While giving birth can be a very special and joyful time, it can sometimes be difficult returning ...

Immunology

Study uncovers mechanism behind primary graft dysfunction

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the pathways through which autoantibodies—immune proteins that mistakenly attack a person's own body—leak out of blood vessels and cause primary graft dysfunction in some ...

Neuroscience

Forecasting the risks of brain surgery

Can surgeons quantify the risk of aphasia when removing a brain tumor? To find out, researchers at Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are analyzing the brain as a network. In a current study ...

Surgery

Ruptured ACLs can heal without surgery, study finds

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures can heal without surgery and this could be key to better patient outcomes, according to new findings challenging the common notion that an ACL injury cannot heal.