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Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories

2009-03-18 09:55:00

New guidelines could help doctors identify the best candidates for combined heart and kidney transplants.

2009-02-13 15:05:00

Cutting-edge DNA testing technology provided by GeneSeek Inc. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb.

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.

2009-01-01 10:05:01

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.

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.

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

2008-11-26 09:02:30

Researchers identified a new source of insulin-producing cells.

2008-11-20 20:06:56

Doctors have tricked mouse immune systems into thinking cells from a donor pancreas are theirs, bringing hope to diabetes patients, U.S.

2008-10-29 09:00:36

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases paint a different picture of survival based on racial group for adult and child recipients of liver transplants.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.