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2008-09-19 15:00:54

As a world leader in organ transplantation, UCSF will celebrate its 45th year of transplantation with a week of exciting workshops, lectures and forums.

2008-08-20 00:00:14

Doctors in Houston are testing a procedure that transfers pancreatic cells into arms or legs to provide insulin for patients who have lost their pancreas. The work at Houston's Methodist Hospital builds on a small study in Sweden, the Houston Chronicle reports.

2008-07-30 09:01:27

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The ability of blood tests to precisely measure very low doses of anti-rejection drugs in kidney transplant patients may make a significant difference in assuring long-term viability and survival, according to research presented today at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting.

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2008-04-09 10:24:42

One day it may be possible to mimic the tactics used by parasites to trick the body into accepting transplanted tissues or organs.

2008-01-28 16:55:00

Demi-Lee Brennan, a 15-year-old Australian transplant recipient has become the first person in the world to change blood groups and assume the immune system of her donor.

2008-01-23 06:00:54

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Health Care industry is available in its catalogue.

2007-06-26 12:08:49

SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MicroIslet, Inc. (OTCBB:MIIS) (the "Company") announced today that Jonathan R. T. Lakey, Ph.D., M.S.M., was named the Company's Chief Scientific Officer and elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Dr.

2006-01-19 14:15:00

In certain patients with diabetes-related kidney disease, performing a transplant before the need for dialysis arises seems to be advantageous, researchers report.

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).


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