Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories
Patients who have received a solid organ transplant, such as kidney, liver, heart or lung, have an overall cancer risk that is double that of the general population, with an increased risk for many different types of malignancies.
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a novel protocol that allows kidney-transplant recipients to jettison their indispensable immune-suppressing drugs.
A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that there is a significant risk of serious skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, in heart transplant patients.
Two studies published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (19:12) investigate frontiers of islet cell transplantation for treating diabetes. Researchers in Milan, Italy re-examine the role of bone marrow stem cells in diabetic therapy and islet cell regeneration and Canadian researchers offer improved strategies for optimizing pancreatic islet culture in vitro.
HACKENSACK N.J., Jan.
A new study reports on the success of growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures.
Makes Promise to Cure Millions Living with Diabetes MIAMI, Nov.
Kidney failure affects nearly half a million individuals in the United States, and 48 percent of sufferers are 60 years of age or older.
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