For people dealing with the life-changing and often devastating aftermath of disfiguring injuries or the loss of limbs, minimal reconstruction using the patients’ own tissues may not be a sufficient … Continue Reading Synthetic cell biomimics cancer to avoid transplant rejection.
Nearly 12 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with roughly 180,000 patients dying annually with end-stage refractory lung diseases. The only option … Continue Reading Donor stem cells used to grow fully functioning lungs in live mice.
The liver plays a critical role in how the body metabolizes drugs and produces key proteins. This is why liver models are increasingly being developed in the lab as platforms … Continue Reading Researchers successfully 3D-print biomimetic liver tissue for drug screening.
Sickle cell disease is inherited. It primarily affects people of African descent, including about one in every 500 African Americans born in the U.S. The defect causes the oxygen-carrying red … Continue Reading Researchers validate non-chemotherapy based cure for sickle cell in adults.
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.
T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
An approach developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may provide a solution to the limitations that have kept pancreatic islet transplantation from meeting its promise as a cure for … Continue Reading T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
Will Lautzenheiser wiggled his left forearm ever so slightly on Tuesday, demonstrating the movement for a roomful of people. It was astonishing because both of the patient’s arms had been … Continue Reading Bilateral arm transplant honed, performed on patient who lost limbs three-years ago.
Mouse cells and tissues created through nuclear transfer can be rejected by the body because of a previously unknown immune response to the cell’s mitochondria, according to an international study … Continue Reading Previously unseen immune reaction identified for stem cell transplants.
Transplanted kidneys may not function long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. … Continue Reading Gene variants linked to shorter survival of transplanted kidneys identified.
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.
Investigators from the Université de Montréal have announced the discovery of a new molecule, named UM171, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical … Continue Reading New molecule seen multiplying stem cells in a unit of cord blood in study.