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2009-06-26 11:29:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Receiving more than $80,000 from Minnesota and Wisconsin Multiple District Lions Clubs over the past years, Spring Point Project, a non profit organization developing pig donors for pancreatic islet transplantation to cure diabetes, is attending the Lions Clubs International 92nd Convention. Over 12,000 Lions delegates from more than 200 countries are expected to attend the convention July 6-10, 2009, in Minneapolis, Minn. Spring Point Project...

2009-06-19 07:44:14

Almost half will die before getting a kidney; for some groups, risk is even higher Forty-six percent of patients over age 60 currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant will die before they receive an organ from a deceased donor, reports an upcoming study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "Our results emphasize the particular need to consider living donation as an alternative source for some older patients"”or alternatively, the critical...

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...


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