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Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories

2009-05-30 16:30:00

The results of these studies will be presented during the American Transplant Congress in Boston, MAMay 30 - June 3, 2009 COLUMBIA, Md., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to improve the management of pancreatic islet recipients by managing graft stability and reducing immune system risk, Dr. Davide Mineo and colleagues at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami retrospectively studied 26 islet recipients to correlate ImmuKnow assay values with clinical outcomes over a...

2009-05-29 07:54:27

Two new studies address donor factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). One found that donor steatosis, or fat in the liver, does not affect liver disease progression or three-year survival in recipients with or without HCV. However, transplants from people higher on the Donor Risk Index did adversely affect the outcomes of HCV-positive recipients more than recipients without HCV.These studies are in the June issue...

2009-04-29 10:43:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Investigator Career Highlight Forum at the ninth annual American Transplant Congress 2009, May 30 - June 4, 2009 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, will showcase some of the most innovative research in transplantation. These promising investigators have received grants from either the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) or the American Society of Transplantation (AST). "These people are the best...

2009-03-24 10:46:00

Brother's type 1 diabetes drives Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and Armani Exchange model to help DRI raise awareness and funds to find a cure HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart today announced she will serve as the International Ambassador for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, the nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund the cure-focused research at the world-renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University...

2009-03-18 09:55:00

New guidelines could help doctors identify the best candidates for combined heart and kidney transplants. To gather their data, researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 patients who underwent heart or combined heart and kidney transplants between 1995 and 2005. They found patients were less likely survive a combined heart and kidney transplant if, before surgery, they were older than 65, had peripheral vascular disease, had heart failure not caused by blocked or narrowed arteries, were...

2009-02-13 15:05:00

Cutting-edge DNA testing technology provided by GeneSeek Inc. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A privately held biotechnology company, will be used for medical-grade source pigs which are being developed by Spring Point Project, a Minnesota non-profit organization providing pig islet cells for transplantation to cure diabetes. With this technology, GeneSeek, a certified Illumina CSPro laboratory and global leader in contractual high-throughput genotyping, will help Spring Point Project...

2009-01-22 08:41:24

Early attempts at islet cell transplantation to treat diabetes date to the nineteenth century, decades before the discovery of insulin in the 1930s. In recent years, research has focused on the anatomical sites best suited for hosting transplanted islet cells. Experimental sites have included the spleen, liver, peritoneal cavity, omentum, subcutaneous tissues and gastric submucosa. However, many transplant attempts at a variety of anatomical sites have failed because of a variety of...

2009-01-01 10:05:01

Discovery moves diabetes type 1 cure closer to clinical application In a finding that could significantly influence the way type 1 diabetes is treated, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that causes only a minimal immune response in recipients. At present, cell transplantation therapy is limited because transplant recipients are forced to take powerful immunosuppressant...

2008-12-11 11:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Minnesota has received a $40 million pledge for diabetes research from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Goals for the funding, to be paid over five years, are to capitalize on the University's strength in diabetes research and to accelerate the timeline to translate it into a viable cure for people with type 1 diabetes. The gift is the second largest in the history of the University and the second...

2008-12-03 16:35:26

Kidney disease patients' ability to understand basic health information may have a significant impact on whether or not they will receive an organ transplant, according to a study appearing in the January 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings reveal an important disparity in access to care and point to the need for more standardized procedures for referring patients for transplantation.Research has shown that people with poor health...