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As a world leader in organ transplantation, UCSF will celebrate its 45th year of transplantation with a week of exciting workshops, lectures and forums.
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.
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.
One day it may be possible to mimic the tactics used by parasites to trick the body into accepting transplanted tissues or organs.
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.
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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.
In certain patients with diabetes-related kidney disease, performing a transplant before the need for dialysis arises seems to be advantageous, researchers report.
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.
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).