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2011-05-20 07:27:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Cells found naturally in the body may help prevent the rejection of an organ transplant. Research shows new cell therapy could also eliminate a transplant patient's need for life-long medication and could help their transplant last longer. Currently patients have to take immunosuppressant drugs to prevent a new organ from being rejected after transplant. Unfortunately, these drugs also suppress the immune system leaving the patient more susceptible to tumors and...

2011-05-18 16:39:05

New cell therapy to prevent organ rejection could remove the need for life-long medication and boost the longevity of a transplant for patients Researchers at King's College London have used cells found naturally in the body, to re-educate the immune system to prevent rejection of an organ transplant while remaining capable of fighting infections and cancer. Currently, patients must take immunosuppressant drugs to prevent a new organ from being rejected after transplantation. However, these...

2011-03-29 13:06:18

Smoking cessation after liver transplantation reduces incidence of malignancy Spanish researchers have found that liver transplant recipients who quit smoking have a lower incidence of smoking-related malignancies (SRM) than patients who keep smoking. In fact, SRMs were identified in 13.5% of deceased patients and smoking was associated with a higher risk of malignancy in this study. Full findings are published in the April issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association...

2011-02-14 21:35:09

Rapamycin-resveratrol treatment promotes activity against breast cancer Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute have discovered that resveratrol "“ a compound found in red wine "“ when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are resistant to rapamycin alone. The research "“ recently published in Cancer Letters "“ also indicates that the PTEN tumor-suppressing gene contributes to resveratrol's...

2010-11-05 15:46:20

Patients have better treatment options than ever before Today, individuals with lupus nephritis benefit from better treatments than a decade ago, according to a review appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The article suggests that patients with the disease can now live full lives without suffering from many treatment-related side effects that plagued them in the past. In the future, patients will likely experience additional benefits from...

2010-10-25 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (Soligenix or the Company) (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, today reported preliminary results from its Phase 2 "proof-of-concept" exploratory clinical trial of orBec® for the prevention of acute Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD) in patients undergoing myeloablative conditioning regimens with initiation of dosing prior to hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and...

2010-09-24 08:52:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Among patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy for severe aplastic anemia, a condition in which the bone marrow is unable to produce blood cells, the length of telomeres (chromosome markers of biological aging) was clearly associated with a higher rate of relapse and lower overall survival. Severe aplastic anemia is characterized by life-threateningly low blood cell counts, but the condition can be treated by bone marrow transplant or immunosuppressive drugs. In...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently published its TreatmentTrends®: Kidney Transplantation report. This report is based on online survey results from over 150 physicians (general nephrologists, transplant nephrologists and transplant surgeons). It provides an in-depth view of the kidney transplantation market, including the roles of the various specialties, promotional efforts and sales representative messaging, barriers to kidney...

2010-07-16 13:17:34

No further benefit of adding immunosuppressant drug, study finds For patients with IgA nephropathy, a type of kidney disease, steroid treatment can prevent or delay loss of kidney function, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). IgA nephropathy is an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys and a major cause of end-stage kidney failure in younger people. "Our study shows that corticosteroids are very useful in...

2010-06-03 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today that the European Patent Office granted patent EP 1830857 "Method of Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease and Leukemia with Beclomethasone Dipropionate and Prednisone." The patent claims beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) in conjunction with a short duration of high-dose prednisone with a rapid taper for the reduction...


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