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2010-11-18 17:21:06

Suggests new therapies to prevent chronic rejection, stop cancer progression UCLA researchers have pinpointed the culprit behind chronic rejection of heart, lung and kidney transplants. Published in the Nov. 23 edition of Science Signaling, their findings suggest new therapeutic approaches for preventing transplant rejection and sabotaging cancer growth. The team focused on the mechanism behind narrowing of the donor's grafted blood vessels, which blocks blood from reaching the transplanted...

2010-10-19 13:06:29

Loyola researchers evaluate impact of supplement on lung transplant outcomes Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection, according to research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These data were presented Monday at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2010 annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. "Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among lung transplant recipients," said Pauline Camacho, MD, study investigator and...

2010-09-28 08:27:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have discovered a simple and cheap blood test that can be used to stop organ rejection before it impairs transplanted heart and kidneys. This can save a countless number of desperate lives. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to...

2010-09-25 00:45:26

A simple, inexpensive blood test could soon help doctors halt organ rejection before it impairs transplanted hearts and kidneys. "In the past, we couldn't spot rejection episodes until they harmed the organ," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is co-senior author of the new research and an associate professor of medical informatics and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to director of the Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics at Lucile Packard Children's...

2010-09-15 17:19:19

Experts from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Transplantation at King's College London, based at Guy's Hospital, have revealed exciting new scientific developments for people with an organ transplant, intended to help prevent rejection of the new organ and extend its life. Although organ transplantation has been taking place for over 50 years, there are a number of significant challenges, such as a shortage of donor organs, maintaining the quality of an organ in transit, and the...

2010-09-08 18:12:00

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Transplant Institute kidney transplant program at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH) in San Antonio, Texas, home of the nation's largest live donor kidney transplant program in 2009*, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine that they have increased access to live donor kidney transplantation by 34% with kidney paired donation (KPD). The paired donor program identifies living donors who wish to...

2010-09-03 18:08:26

Routine biopsies necessary to identify transplants at risk Kidney transplants that show a combination of fibrosis (scarring) and inflammation after one year are at higher risk of long-term transplant failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). To identify these abnormalities, doctors would need to perform routine biopsies on apparently normal kidney transplants"”rather than waiting for problems to occur. "Even...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently published its TreatmentTrends®: Kidney Transplantation report. This report is based on online survey results from over 150 physicians (general nephrologists, transplant nephrologists and transplant surgeons). It provides an in-depth view of the kidney transplantation market, including the roles of the various specialties, promotional efforts and sales representative messaging, barriers to kidney...

2010-08-24 06:00:00

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. ("3SBio") (Nasdaq: SSRX), a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products and Isotechnika Pharma Inc. ("Isotechnika") (TSX: ISA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of immune modulating therapeutics, today announced the signing of a development and commercialization agreement for voclosporin, a next...

2010-08-03 14:46:17

Scientists report that viral infection of the heart is a predictor of heart transplant failure in young children and adolescents, although it can be detected by screening for viral genes and treated to improve organ survival. Published online Aug. 2 (Aug. 10 issue) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study suggests a therapeutic strategy for overcoming one of the major challenges facing young heart transplant recipients "“ that of organ failure caused by viral...