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Bone Marrow Transplant Pioneer Thomas Dead At 92
2012-10-22 04:46:32

The doctor who is recognized as the father of bone marrow transplantation died Saturday at the age of 92. E. Donnall Thomas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for his work, had been suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Doctors Use Stem Cells To Grow Vein For Young Patient
2012-06-14 11:07:14

A successful transplant operation in Sweden points to a medical future where your doctor can grow a transplant organ from your own cells, making organ donation a thing of the past.

Man Recovering Well After Full-face Transplant
2012-03-28 11:13:02

In what can be described as a scenario straight out of a Hollywood movie, hospital officials report that Richard Lee Norris, of Hillsville, Va., is recovering well after a 36-hour full-face transplant surgery that not only gave him a new appearance, but also functioning teeth, tongue, and a new set of jaws.

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.

2011-12-13 01:08:02

Patients who receive a blood stem cell transplant from a donor outside of their family to treat leukemia and other blood diseases are more likely to have graft failure but less likely to experience graft-versus-host disease, a condition caused by the donor cells attacking the recipient's body, if the transplanted blood cells come directly from a donor's bone marrow, rather than from blood stem cells circulating in the donor's bloodstream (PBSCs).


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