Cardiology

The challenge of organ transplant rejection

Acute rejection of a transplanted organ by the recipient's immune system remains one of the leading causes of pediatric heart transplant failure. While there have been vast improvements in the practice over time, significant ...

Medical research

Study pinpoints molecular targets of transplant rejection

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Monash University have made a significant discovery that uncovers what is happening at the molecular level when an organ transplant is recognized as foreign by the immune system.

Medical research

Reducing organ transplant side effects

A new research project aims to use personalized anti-rejection medication to reduce the health risks that organ transplant patients experience following surgery.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Multiple immune reactions when transplanting cartilage into monkeys

Immune rejection is one of the biggest obstacles to cell therapy. To solve this problem, researchers have been investigating iPS cells that have been gene edited so that they can evade the immune system. While this concept ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nobody's been studying socially isolated kids, and that's a problem

For years, psychology researchers have treated peer rejection and social network isolation as being somewhat interchangeable when it comes to early adolescence; it was thought that if kids fell into one of those two groups, ...

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