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Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

...6 years of age can find out if they were born from donated sperms or ova. And this new ruling will come into force only in the New Year and only after extensive debating by the decision makers. However the ruling is not retrospective- so old donors will not be identified. Only people who donate after the new...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...y being performed in the West where the demand for donated organs often outstrips the supply. However, potential donors are strictly screened to make sure that the procedure does as little harm as possible to their health. People in need of liver donations include those with livers damaged by hepatitis C, c...

Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

...gn has received a boost, in the form of free drugs donated by the pharmaceutical giant Aventis. But scientists say free drugs are not enough. According to WHO estimates, some half a million people in Africa are currently infected by African Trypanosomiasis - but because of a lack of medical screening in ru...

Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney

...sue indicated that the cancer had its start in the donated organ. The relative who had donated the kidney had been diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the lung nearly 2 years before donating a...

Robots craft medical history

... surgical tape or other materials. France Telecom donated a trans-Atlantic communication link that used asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology to transmit the data. The operation took less than an hour's time and the patient was discharged from the hospital 48 hours later....

Breast cancer risk doubles by high sex hormone levels

...ping breast cancer were not different in women who donated blood closer in time to diagnosis, indicating high...e nine cohorts included in the analysis, women who donated blood were followed for an average of 2 to 10years. During that time 763 women developed breast canc...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

...nsfusions each year. Testing for the antibodies in donated blood is difficult and not part of routine screening of the nation's blood supply. The condition - transfusion-related acute lung injury, or TRALI - is believed to be caused in most cases by an immune-system reaction to antibodies in the donor's blo...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

... 1995 to 1998 and compared them with 5,000 samples donated by 30 men from Northern California during the same time period. The donors' average age was about 20, and most were college students. The researchers also analyzed data on air quality in both regions. The greater the increase in ground level ozon...

Time to re-assess lung donation concept

...ybe this will lead to an increase in the supply of donated lungs and that, in turn, could save many lives....

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

...Female recipients are also more likely to reject a donated organ. The study covered more than 114,000 kidne...to reject it if it came from another woman. Female donated hearts were more likely to fail than those coming from men. Also, female heart recipients were more ...

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

...nd most often the only cure is a transplant.// But donated livers are in short supply and many patients die while waiting for one. Research on an artificial liver has been going on for many years now, but the liver is such a complex organ that success has been elusive. However, researchers at the Universit...

West Nile and Blood Transfusions

...ed States. Researchers interviewed individuals who donated their blood to patients infected with the West Nile virus. //They asked the participants whether they had symptoms of a viral illness before or after donating the blood. Researchers also tested blood that was given at the time of donation and at a fo...

Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS

...ory studies on blood taken from healthy people who donated blood during the outbreak, patients who were in the hospital at the time but didn’t have pneumonia, and health care workers who were also on duty during the epidemic but never developed any symptoms of the disease. Three of the healthy people and o...

Blood Transfusion A Likely Cause For A Rare And Fatal Brain Disorder

...om. At that time, 17 people who had received blood donated from donors who later developed vCJD were identified. The new case reported is one of those 17 individuals. The person did not die from the disease but rather from other causes. With the current case, researchers identified a protein they say indica...

Cloning of human embryos for stem cells made possible

...ity of Pittsberg, had emptied the DNA rom the eggs donated by volunteers and transferred the DNA from the skin cells of the patients into them to clone the stem cells. The researchers feel that the age of the donor of the egg is important for such procedures to be successful. Although it may be a long way f...

Stem Cell Solution for Infertility

...perm. The stem cells can now be taken from embryos donated for research by couples undergoing in vitro fertilization. Stem cells are master cells that have the capacity to grow into any type of cell in the body. Embryonic stem cells are currently derived from very early embryos left over from infertility t...

Kidney transplant donor and recipients need to talk it out

...ed that having a talk with the recipients of their donated kidneys only strengthens their resolve to go on with the surgical procedures. The researchers had interviewed 11 sets of donors and recipients about their experiences and fears regarding their physiological and psychological risks. The report said t...

Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients

Pop princess Britney Spears has donated $50,000 to Gilda's Club Worldwide, //an organization that supports cancer patients. According to People magazine, Britney said in a statement: "When children have cancer, or when their parents or siblings have the disease, there are a few places the...

Transplant helps diabetes

...jections. Since only a few thousand pancreases are donated in the U.S. each year, the operation is cumbersome. Shapiro feels that patients do much better with Edmonton protocol than transplants. Another hurdle on the road toward a cure is that there are not enough islet cells to go around. The Edmonton tech...

Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells

...e expansion of infused natural killer cells. These donated cells thrived in some patients for more than 28 days, and five of the 19 patients achieved remission. However researchers say more research needs to be done in order to broaden the treatment capabilities of AML and give more hope for patients ...

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