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Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

...mesenchymal stem cells 'see' a tumour as a damaged organ and migrate to it, and so it might be used as a 'vehicle' for treatment that can find both primary tumours and small metastases. The findings of the study were published in the July 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

... than 444,000 people with HIV/AIDS and some 32,000 organ recipients. It found that of the 28 cancers studied, both groups were at a significant risk of developing 20 of them including cancer of the liver, stomach, cervix, eye, lip, mouth and penis. HIV/AIDS patients were found to be 11 times more likel...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...exam, working on the school newspaper, starting an organ donor awareness club for teens and being a peer counselor for other kids facing chronic, life-altering illnesses. The disease is part of my life, just like my hair color, but its not me, she says, acknowledging that its easier dealing with it now t...

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...e on the need for a system of presumed consent for organ donation. The call comes in the event of the launc... time is right to consider a review of the current organ donation system and look at new ways to improve donation rates. Dr George Fernie, a member of the...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...hina. She said she wanted to raise awareness about organ donation. "I met the Chinese surgeon who did the second face transplant on a man who was mauled by a bear. He said he was amazed by the results of my transplant and that I had opened the door to many others," Dinoire said. "You don't know how goo...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...tion during childhood and kidney failure requiring organ transplantation. The insights might help design ef...trigger cell death, and that are necessary for the organ development. A change in the GLIS2 function sets off harmful genes leading to large numbers of ki...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...g childhood that leads to kidney failure requiring organ transplantation. The insights might help develop e... being that large numbers of kidney cells die. The organ shrinks and changes in its architecture occur which affect normal kidney function. To find out if...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...he procedure in humans lags far behind other solid organ transplants. Ultimately, the mouse model could p...ges the lining of the lung and further exposes the organ to pathogens. The mouse model will let researchers evaluate whether gastric reflux increases the ris...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

... be more invasive leading at times to catastrophic organ dysfunction and even death. It is also not known if the clonal [Kaposi sarcoma] lesions identified in this study were more aggressive and less likely to respond to therapy, Gill writes. Contact: Article: Antoine Gessain, agessain@pasteur.fr, +33...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...d. It is also recognized as an important endocrine organ that secretes a number of biologically active signaling proteins, called adipokines. Adiponectin, an adipokine secreted exclusively by WAT, is present at relatively high concentrations in the circulation and has been shown to increase the bodys res...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...s the UK. The campaign has been launched to raise organ donors too, not just for the 7,500 people curren...sis is another such disorder that can be helped by organ transplants. The first successful heart-lung transplant for cystic fibrosis was performed in 1985. T...

Circassia Announces Acquisition of Organ Transplant Anti-Rejection Technology

...n of a novel anti-rejection technology for use in organ transplantation. Circassia acquired the propriet...es, utilising blood samples from patients awaiting organ transplantation, to determine which have the potential to desensitize the recipient's immune system,...

Treat Every Patient as a Potential Organ Donor, British Health Official Says

Severe organ shortage plagues many countries across the world. ...s after death, but only 20 per cent are on the NHS organ donor register. Sir Liam said: "There are simply not enough organs donated to meet the need for t...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...p to 1 in 114 for a 20-year-old woman. The highest organ LARs were for lung cancer and, in younger women, breast cancer. In this study, we observed a marked variation by age, sex, and scan protocol for cancer risk associated with radiation exposure from CTCA, the authors write. The results of this study...

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

... Donaldson. The measure would end a shortfall in organ donation that leaves around 7,000 people on the transplant waiting list at any one time, he said. "We have something of a crisis in this country," said Donaldson. "Every day at least one patient dies while on the list. There is a shortage of organs...

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

...rketing consultant also is suffering from multiple organ failure because the disease has caused a blood infection, his physician said Tuesday. Gilpatrick was listed in critical but stable condition. The bacterium thrives in warm salt water and is most prevalent during summer months. Gilpatrick's wife, ...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...s and proponents, it is strongly believed that the organ created by the woman's body to pass nutrients betw...ea hospitals told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the organ is usually destroyed unless a physician designates it for medical tests or a patient seeks it for sp...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...p to 1 in 114 for a 20-year-old woman. The highest organ LARs were for lung cancer and, in younger women, breast cancer. In this study, we observed a marked variation by age, sex, and scan protocol for cancer risk associated with radiation exposure from CTCA, the authors wrote. The results of this stud...

Ayurvedic Doctor Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Causing Death of Woman

...port ascertained the cause of death to be multiple organ failure due to a drug reaction. Investigations indicted Kumar for causing the death of the woman. During the trial, he claimed he never practiced as a doctor. Rather, he was working as an insurance agent. The court, however, admitted statement t...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

...oncentration of sodium in the blood needed for the organ to function. There is much more fluid in the body than the kidney can excrete. Once a rare occurrence at sporting events, it is becoming more prevalent as participation increases and more novice exercisers are entering endurance events. One recent ...

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