Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transplant beneficial for kidney failure in sickle cell

(HealthDay)—Patients with kidney failure who receive a kidney transplant, including those with sickle cell disease, have lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American ...

Genetics

Genetic cause of severe liver disease discovered

Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the bile ducts. It normally debuts in young adults and two thirds of patients are men. In most cases, the patient also has an inflammatory ...

Medical research

Inherited immune condition reversed by random DNA change

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered that three patients with a severe genetic immunodeficiency spontaneously repaired the harmful variants in their DNA and restored normal immune function ...

Oncology & Cancer

Armoring anti-cancer T cells against immunosuppressants

Duke-NUS Medical School researchers, together with collaborators in Singapore, have designed armored immune cells that can attack recurring cancer in liver transplant patients, while temporarily evading immunosuppressant ...

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