Medical research

A 'super-cool' method for improving donated liver preservation

A new method for super-cooling human donor livers to subzero centigrade temperatures without freezing can triple the time that a donor organ stays safe and viable during transportation from the donor to the recipient. This ...

Surgery

A recipe for long-lasting livers

People waiting for organ transplants may soon have higher hopes of getting the help that they need in time. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends the time that ...

Medical research

Adult stem cells take root in livers and repair damage

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that human liver cells derived from adult cells coaxed into an embryonic state can engraft and begin regenerating liver tissue in mice with chronic liver damage.

Surgery

Older donors may mean shorter queues to get a new liver

Imagine that you have just been told that you need a new liver. An operation may save your life. The waiting list is long, however, and it is uncertain when you will be able to get a transplant. This is reality for many thousands ...

Surgery

Two lives saved in rare 'paired' liver donation

(HealthDay)—In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives of two people with failing livers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved outcomes seen with liver grafts from older donors

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Living donors may benefit transplant patients

For a patient awaiting a new organ—namely a liver or kidney—living donation provides a viable alternative and can often shorten a recipient's wait time.

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