Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories

2005-12-30 16:32:17

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers at Harvard Medical School have developed a protocol in mice in which insulin-producing islet cells are labeled with a magnetic imaging probe that can be detected by MRI, thus representing a potential easy noninvasive way for doctors to follow islet cell transplantation in humans.

2005-11-29 13:43:44

Researchers are using a new cell transplantation technique to restore the cells that produce insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes. The method is minimally invasive, with few complications. The study was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

2005-06-28 15:40:30

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop kidney failure and, when it's available, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant offers the prospect of curing both problems.

2005-06-13 16:26:21

Approximately 600 children receive liver transplants each year in the United States. The use of immunosuppressant drug therapy, namely calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) such as cyclosporine and tacrolimus, has decreased the risk of liver rejection and increased patient survival rates.

2005-06-07 17:10:43

Carolinas Medical Center is one of only 10 facilities nationwide offering this specialized procedure, which is still experimental but offers hope of dramatic lifestyle improvements for a huge number of Type 1 diabetics.

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The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.