Researchers have long explored ways to transplant pancreatic islets to treat type I diabetes in the long term to eliminate the need for continuous glucose monitoring and insulin injections. However, … Continue Reading Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.
Of all the body’s major organs the liver has the highest capacity to regenerate and that’s why many liver diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can often be cured by transplanting … Continue Reading Researchers discover cells that regenerate the liver without forming tumours.
Resarchers have successfully transplanted olfactory cells to treat spinal cord injury in human trials.
Researchers from the Wenzhou Medical University state they have successfully repaired spinal cord injuries using the patients’ olfactory mucosa in human trials. Three years after they treated patients with spinal … Continue Reading Resarchers have successfully transplanted olfactory cells to treat spinal cord injury in human trials.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or … Continue Reading Kidney transplant tolerance mechanism identified.
A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh state that it might be possible to heal cirrhotic liver disease by rebooting the genes that control liver cell function. If … Continue Reading Rebooting cell programming via precision medicine reverses liver failure in animal model.
For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID, … Continue Reading Researchers grow and correct an SCID immune system in-a-dish via precision medicine.
UCLA scientists have for the first time identified a protein that plays a key role in regulating how blood stem cells replicate in humans. This discovery lays the groundwork for … Continue Reading Researchers identify key regulating protein in human blood stem cell replication.
Australian surgeons state that they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors … Continue Reading In a world first, doctors transplant a ‘dead’ heart that had stopped beating.
Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus, an organ next to the … Continue Reading World’s first working organ grown in an animal from lab-created cells.