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.
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.
Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the … Continue Reading Surgeons perform the world’s first successful bilateral hand transplant on a child.
There is currently great interest in treating ulcerative colitis with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), which involves transplanting gut fecal bacteria from healthy people into patients with ulcerative colitis. Now, two new … Continue Reading First ever trial of fecal microbiota transplantation in humans with ulcerative colitis successful.
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.
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.
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.