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2011-07-20 07:03:35

Avoiding kidney mismatching is beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however, the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation, according to this study.

2011-07-18 16:24:01

Avoiding HLA-DR mismatching appears to be beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation.

2011-07-08 00:19:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") announced today Phase III trial results that showed more than one-third of patients taking Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets* experienced a 50% or greater reduction in the size of their subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs), non-cancerous brain tumors associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)(1,2,6).

2011-06-30 18:20:22

A sizzling genetic discovery by Chinese scientists may one day allow pig tissue to be transplanted successfully into humans.

2011-06-15 16:13:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nulojix (belatacept) to prevent acute rejection in adult patients who have had a kidney transplant.

2011-05-20 07:27:19

Cells found naturally in the body may help prevent the rejection of an organ transplant. Research shows new cell therapy could also eliminate a transplant patient’s need for life-long medication and could help their transplant last longer.

2011-05-19 13:53:41

In the first head-to-head comparison of the three most common drugs used at the time of a kidney transplant to prevent organ rejection, researchers found that the least expensive drug – at one-half to one-fifth the price – is as safe and effective as the other two.

2011-05-18 16:46:46

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have discovered a method to quickly and exponentially grow regulatory T-cells – also known as "suppressor cells."

2011-05-18 16:39:05

Researchers at King's College London have used cells found naturally in the body, to re-educate the immune system to prevent rejection of an organ transplant while remaining capable of fighting infections and cancer.

2011-05-04 07:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics today announced that its immunotherapy platform based on recombinant human soluble CD83 demonstrated significant promise for renal and heart transplantation.


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