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.
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation. In their report the researchers describe using an … Continue Reading Researchers successfully bioengineer whole forelimb, transplant and reanimate it in animal model.
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.
In the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, whose death toll is approaching 10,000, little information has been available about how the human immune response unfolds after infection. Now, researchers … Continue Reading First look at hospitalized Ebola survivors’ immune cells finds no immunosuppression.
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.