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Human Skin Cells Turned Into Healthy Heart Muscle
2012-05-23 09:50:33

Scientists on Wednesday reported that they have for the first time taken skin cells from heart attacks patients and turned them into healthy heart tissue that could hopefully be used to one day repair damaged heart muscle. The healthy, beating heart tissue was grown successfully in the lab from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), and while scientists said they were not safe enough to put back into human patients, they appeared to work well with other cells when implanted into...

2012-04-02 15:43:29

New research in mice published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the platelet activating factor receptor plays a role in graft-versus-host disease, a major complication of bone marrow transplants A new discovery in mice may lead to new treatments that could make bone marrow transplants more likely to succeed and to be significantly less dangerous. According to new research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (https://www.jleukbio.org) Brazilian scientists...

2012-03-23 11:14:31

Music has a fundamental affect on humans. It can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, provide a distraction from pain, and improve the results of clinical therapy. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery demonstrates that music can reduce rejection of heart transplants in mice by influencing the immune system. The link between the immune system and brain function is not clearly understood, nevertheless music is used clinically to...

New Hope For Organ Transplant Recipients
2012-03-08 09:54:52

Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future, thanks to a new study that suggests patients receiving an organ that is less than a perfect match can be protected against rejection by a second transplant of the donor´s imperfectly matched stem cells. The study is being hailed as a game-changer for transplantation. Experts announced the success of...


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