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2012-04-07 23:00:52

A revolutionary physician-friendly integrated clinical information solution. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 OTTR Chronic Care Solutions, an Omaha-based clinical process management and informatics company, recently announced the launch of its new OTTRbmt — Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant (BMT) Patient Management System. According to CEO Lou Halperin, “This enhancement to our OTTR - Transplant Enterprise Suite is the next step in OTTR Chronic Care Solutions´ commitment to...

2012-04-02 15:43:29

New research in mice published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the platelet activating factor receptor plays a role in graft-versus-host disease, a major complication of bone marrow transplants A new discovery in mice may lead to new treatments that could make bone marrow transplants more likely to succeed and to be significantly less dangerous. According to new research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (https://www.jleukbio.org) Brazilian scientists...

2012-03-14 13:52:39

Model may allow development of individualized immunotherapies against cancer and infection Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists have developed a way to recreate an individual's immune system in a mouse. The "personalized immune mouse" offers researchers an unprecedented tool for individualized analysis of abnormalities that contribute to type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, starting at the onset of disease. The findings were published today in the online edition...

2012-03-12 14:15:59

Researchers have identified a molecule that helps control the severity of graft-versus-host disease, a life-threatening complication for many leukemia patients who receive a bone-marrow transplant. The study, led by researchers with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James), used an animal model and tissues from human patients to show that high levels, or over-expression, of...

New Hope For Organ Transplant Recipients
2012-03-08 09:54:52

Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future, thanks to a new study that suggests patients receiving an organ that is less than a perfect match can be protected against rejection by a second transplant of the donor´s imperfectly matched stem cells. The study is being hailed as a game-changer for transplantation. Experts announced the success of...


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