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Researchers led by Columbia Engineering demonstrate severely injured donor lungs declined for transplant can be recovered outside the body by a system utilizing cross-circulation of whole blood between the donated lung and an animal host. The team states human lungs unsuitable for transplant can be recovered using their new transgenic cross-circulation system, with the hope it may provide a much larger number of organ transplants to critically ill patients.

Severely damaged human lungs successfully recovered using transgenic system.

An extremely common condition rising at an alarming rate due to environmental and lifestyle causal elements, respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the copious amounts … Continue Reading Severely damaged human lungs successfully recovered using transgenic system.

Discovery of new drug targets for memory impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Discovery of new drug targets for memory impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease. A study from KIST has revealed the novel mechanism of how Alzheimer’s patients might lose their memory. The researchers also propose new therapeutic targets, which include GABA production and release mechanisms in reactive astrocytes for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, we provide a stepping stone for the development of MAO-B inhibitors with long lasting efficacy.

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