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2010-09-07 19:10:27

Patients who have received a new kidney are significantly more likely to develop transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) if they are obese or over 50, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Renal Care. Researchers from Iran studied 360 recipients who had received kidneys from unrelated donors to discover what factors increased the risk of TRAS, where the renal arteries narrow, impeding blood flow to the kidney. They found that having had a previous...

2010-04-21 09:20:00

ADDISON, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising research brings hope for the almost two thousand lung transplant candidates who currently make up The United Network for Organ Sharing's (UNOS) wait list. A new technique that uses gene therapy to help repair damaged lungs previously found unfit for transplant shows promise for addressing the critical shortage of healthy donor organs. Recent research on IL-10 Gene Therapy will be presented in today's symposium Getting to Yes - Increasing...

2010-04-15 14:18:21

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators report long-term monitoring and education are needed to protect the lungs of high-risk patients after bone marrow transplantation St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified childhood cancer survivors who are at increased risk for deteriorating lung health, in part due to the lifesaving bone marrow transplants they underwent years earlier. The findings underscore the need for long-term monitoring and early...

2010-03-22 14:36:39

The number of living donor organs available for transplant has progressively declined over the past five years, according to a new study. In addition, the study showed that for the first time, organs from deceased donors decreased in 2008. "This decline has resulted in a widening gap between the number of organs available for transplant, and the number of patients who are awaiting a donor organ," said Andrew S. Klein, M.D., director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Transplant...

2010-01-28 11:57:28

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bone marrow cells fuse to different types of cells, including embryonic stem cells, creating new hybrids that may evade immune rejection Using cells from mice, scientists from Iowa and Iran have discovered a new strategy for making embryonic stem cell transplants less likely to be rejected by a recipient's immune system. This strategy, described in a new research report appearing in the February 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal...

2009-12-10 10:53:04

Results of a preliminary study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins show that "mini" stem cell transplantation may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults. The phase I/II study to establish safety of the procedure, published December 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes 10 patients with severe sickle cell disease who received intravenous transplants of blood-forming stem cells. The transplanted stem cells came from the peripheral...

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2009-05-05 15:45:00

A Japanese scientist claims that humans may be able to harvest transplant organs from sheep within a decade.Professor Yutaka Hanazono told London's Times Online that he his sheep has been successfully modified to develop a spare pancreas hidden in its underbelly.Although the only viable donor for the spare pancreas would be a diabetic chimpanzee, Professor Hanazono said it represents an opportunity to provide harvestable human organs in sheep and ending the ethical debate over the use of...

2009-01-22 10:15:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's stem-cell transplant program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was one of only two transplant programs nationwide that consistently outperformed the expected one-year survival rate for unrelated donor transplants, according to an independent report that assessed 122 transplant centers over a five-year period. The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry examined the survival rates...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

A new study says a bone marrow transplantation regimen relying on reduced-intensity conditioning is the only safe and effective cure for sickle cell disease. Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh helped pioneer the transplant method that relies on RIC regimens that involve reduced amounts of certain drugs and are, therefore, less toxic to patients. RIC can be offered to patients with severe sickle cell disease because it eliminates life-threatening side...

2008-06-25 09:03:33

Mediware Information Systems (NASDAQ: MEDW), a provider of ClosedLoop(TM) clinical systems for blood and medication management, announced the launch of BiologiCare(TM), a software system designed specifically to track and manage transplantable materials in hospitals, surgery centers, and other healthcare facilities. BiologiCare ensures that donors, tissue vendors and tissue recipients are fully documented and enables these facilities to be fully compliant with current regulations. The...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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