Latest Shaf Keshavjee Stories

2011-04-14 12:30:10

For the first time, scientists at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network have shown in a clinical trial that the Toronto XVIVO System can safely and effectively treat, re-assess and improve the function of high-risk donor lungs so that they can be successfully transplanted into patients. The use of this technique could significantly expand the donor organ pool and improve outcomes after transplantation. In their pioneering work, a team of researchers led by Dr. Shaf Keshavjee,...

2009-10-29 08:10:00

Canadian researchers have successfully used gene therapy to repair injured human donor lungs, making them potentially suitable for transplantation into patients, The Associated Press reported. The study has lung specialists hopeful they can boost the number of lungs available for people desperately in need. Dr. Michael Bousamra of the University of Louisville, who wasn't involved in the new project, said the approach has the potential to change the way they do things. Experts say typically...

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