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2011-07-14 15:41:56

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording the most significant gains. The results are believed to be the...

2011-07-14 10:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording...

2011-07-07 19:00:43

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy. The finding means that nearly all patients in need of a transplant can find donors, according to Johns...

2011-07-07 05:45:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key points: Mesoblast's first Phase 3 trial submission cleared by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rapid clearance (within 30 days) further validation of Mesoblast's clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing capabilities Mesoblast's proprietary adult stem cells expand hematopoietic precursor cells in umbilical cord blood 40-fold, enabling rapid bone marrow reconstitution with lowered risk of life-threatening Graft Versus...

2011-07-07 00:44:49

Results Underscore how Important All Facets of Treatment Are to Patient Care Researchers at the John Theurer Cancer Center recently published a study delineating the connection of social support to distress after stem cell transplants. Scott Rowley, M.D., Chief, Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program, the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center contributed to the study which was led by Larissa E. Labay from Mt. Sinai. The study was published in the...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

The LLE is the third certification offered by the NAWC. Prerequisite education for LLE certification will be offered by Lymphedema and Wound Care Education, LLC (LWCE). Glendale WI (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Lymphedema in the lower extremity is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes excessive swelling in the leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired, or when lymph vessels are...

2011-06-13 11:09:00

'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness...and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal thriller which tells the true story of a woman who battled breast cancer, then leukemia, and finally got a successful bone marrow transplant is being used to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors. "The Matriarchs," a novel now available in Amazon® print and...

2011-06-13 00:00:28

The organization takes on Alice's wish in the U.S. by registering donors for free at GetSwabbed.org New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2011 Alice Pyne, a terminally-ill British teenager became an online sensation after posting a wish list of things she would like to do before she dies on her personal blog. The teen, who has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last four years, recently found out that the cancer is spreading throughout her entire body. "I know that the cancer is gaining on me...

2011-06-06 15:21:08

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly. The UNC study team led by Anna Spagnoli, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering, demonstrated that stem cells manufactured with the regenerative hormone insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) become bone cells and also...

2011-05-13 10:37:42

New research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, investigates the therapeutic use of human stem cells from bone marrow against acute lung injury and identifies TNF-ÃŽ±-induced protein 6 as a major molecular component of stem cell action. Acute lung injury is a major complication of critically ill patients resulting in pulmonary edema, hypoxia and, in the worst cases, organ failure. Consequently up to 40% of all sufferers die...


Latest Lymphatic system Reference Libraries

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

Bone Marrow Transplantation (journal)
2012-06-04 20:00:41

Bone Marrow Transplantation is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is J.M. Goldman (UK). The journal publishes high quality, original research that addresses all aspects of basic biology and clinical use of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in humans. The broad scope of the journal thus encompasses topics such as stem cell biology, kinetics and cytokine control, transplantation immunology, HLA and matching...

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