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Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

...s of sperms and eggs can be identified if both the donor and recipient desire so. However if the donor feels not to reveal his/her identity, it will not be revealed. Prior to this ruling the identity of ...

Controversial Levis jean ad to be withdrawn

... of medics approaches him and finds he has a jeans donor card. They take his pants, put them in a cooler li...people are on the waiting list awaiting a suitable donor for organ donation. Nearly 20 people die each day because they are unable to find a suitable match. ...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...a person needing it. And the good news is that the donor would continue to live well and thrive after donat...lose friends. While an exact genetic match between donor and recipient isn't required, blood type must be matching. Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret, director of live ...

Hundred million dollar gift for malaria institute

An anonymous donor has gifted 100 million dollars to Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America to set up a malaria institute. This would be the world’s foremost center for malaria research in the world. Public health experts say the Johns Hopkins Malari...

Reversing heart failure

...patients some time while they wait for that scarce donor organ. Researchers at Dallas, USA, have now shown that the LVAD does more than just keep the patient going - it actually improves the condition of the heart muscle. The researchers looked at heart tissue from two groups of transplant patients - one...

Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney

...searchers report that a transplant recipient whose donor had previously had lung cancer developed cancer herself several years after her transplant. // The woman has made a full recovery, but her case underscores the importance of closely following patients after organ transplantation, according to rese...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

...e quarantine and inventory controls and inadequate donor registration controls. The FDA wants the court to grant it the power to levy fines of $10,000 a day as well as for each future safety violation inspectors discover....

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...globulin - a collection of antibodies derived from donor blood for 3 months were able to walk more easily, fell down less often, and reported improvements in their ability to perform work-related and household tasks. The Findings indicate that intravenous immune globulin is safe, well tolerated, and effec...

Body can reshape heart damage

...able to determine which cells came from the female donor and which belonged to the male recipient. But the researchers found cells throughout the female heart that contained a Y chromosome. In some samples from the heart, more than 45 percent of the cells carried the Y chromosome. It is unclear whether t...

A novel augmentation

...am, said the technology could provide an option to donor transplants. His team refined thousands of embryo cells in a retinoic acid solution for five days to draw ot various organs. Modifying the concentration of the retinoic acid led to the stem cells developing into different kinds of cell. Dr Asashima s...

Pig cloning for organs

...r organs increases every year, the supply of human donor organs has remained stable. Even if animal-to-human transplants become feasible, there are still likely to be questions about whether such procedures are morally acceptable. Most transplant patients would have no such qualms, researchers say. "When y...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

... confirm that such spontaneous cell fusion between donor and host cells can also take place in animals. "We decided to publish our rather disappointing discovery about the fusion of stem cells in order to provide very important caution to all scientists now working in this promising area of research," Ter...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...own by the millions after being removed from human donor retinas. These particular cells produce dopamine, normally manufactured by neurons in the brain. Levels of dopamine steadily decrease as Parkinson's progresses. This is the first human intracerebral retinal cell implantation study in the world and we...

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...study, filtering out the antibodies that can cause donor kidney rejection allows a higher success rate with live donor transplants. Many patients need a kidney transplant but are denied one because no donor organ can be...

Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair

...nly in men, researchers determined that the female donor hearts had recruited cells from the male recipient...psies from people who received a transplant from a donor of the same sex. In biopsies of 6 of the 12 men who had received female hearts, heart cells from the...

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

... a transplanted kidney was 22 per cent more if the donor was female. Women receiving a kidney were 12 per cent more likely 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 likely to reject the orga...

Pregnancy shouldn't be dissuaded in older age

...r, who conceived after in vitro fertilization with donor eggs. They analyzed the cases of 70 post menopausal women with no chronic medical conditions who had a total of 125 embryo transfer techniques. 85 of the eggs used were fresh and 32 of the eggs were frozen. Donors were between ages 22 and 33. Resear...

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

...as reported that the risk of complications for the donor in a live-donor liver transplant is more than expected, while the risk of death for the donor is less than what doctors thought. The study indicated that donors in adult live-donor liver transpl...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

...er Monday's surgery. Each recipient met his or her donor for the first time on Friday.The surgery lasted 11 hours, with two doctors, two nurses and two anesthesiologists in each operating room. Dr.Montgomery called the coordinated operations "logistically a monumental experience," and described the matchi...

Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

...g from both the recipient’s own cells and from the donor cells.In order to determine how the new islet cell...o eradicate their diabetes, but do not receive the donor cells.Researchers have developed a protocol to test this approach in humans, but additional grant mo...

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