Tag: "organ" at medical news
China to Curtail Organ Sale
...de erring doctors and hospitals involved in human organ
trade . This move comes amidst widespread criticis... has resulted in many counties making this form of organ
donation illegal. Currently countries like Pakistan and China were responsible for many such transpl...
Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug
...ods we eat, but is also produced by the liver. The organ
is involved in making cholesterol, as well as in taking up cholesterol and packaging it for the bodys use. We know that this protein that the drug targets is expressed not only in the intestine, but is abundant in the human liver, said Ryan E. Teme...
Scientists Establish Link Between Foie Gras and Disease
...neys, liver, pancreas and brain, which may lead to organ
failure and eventually death. Alzheimer's disease, adult-onset (type-2) diabetes, and an illness related to multiple myeloma called primary or AL amyloidosis are the other types of amyloid-related diseases. During the course of study, Dr. Solomon...
Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified
...he, using a combination of mouse mutant analyses , organ
culture experiments, and gene expression studies, although mammals have a limited capacity to regenerate teeth, mouse incisors contain stem cells and grow continuously throughout life. The researchers show that signals from the adjacent mesenchymal...
Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives
...nine people who had received blood transfusions or organ
transplants had became infected. Since then, the number has gone up to 22. The number of infected intra uterine device (IUD) users has also risen sharply, by over 67 percent, from 1134 to 1900. The number of people infected from sex workers has als...
Genetic Cause of Inherited Eye Diseases Identified
...disease. Cilia diseases can also affect multiple organ
systems in such disorders as Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, which causes kidney disease, obesity, polydactyly, diabetes, and retinal degeneration; Senior-Loken Syndrome, which causes kidney disease and retinal degeneration; Joubert Syndrome, which causes neu...
LifeCycle Pharma Forms Scientific Advisory Board in Solid Organ Transplantation
...ic Advisory Board (SAB) of experts in the field of organ
transplantation. The SAB will provide counsel to t... its development programs within the area of solid organ
transplantation. The SAB consists of six internationally recognized thought leaders from the U.S. ...
New Vaccine for CMV Infection
... prior to child-bearing years, day care providers, organ
transplant recipients, or as part of regular childhood immunizations. This approach may also be valid for a number of diseases associated with persistent or latent infections, including all types of herpes-associated diseases, AIDS, or hepatitis, s...
LifeCycle Pharma to Initiate Phase II Clinical Trial of LCP-Tacro for Organ Transplantation
... clinical trial of LCP-Tacro for the prevention of organ
rejection in kidney transplant patients following ... clinical trial program using LCP-Tacro to prevent organ
rejection in kidney transplant patients. The clinical trial protocol has been reviewed by the FDA, ...
Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil
... prior to child-bearing years, day care providers, organ
transplant recipients, or as part of regular childhood immunizations. This approach may also be valid for a number of diseases associated with persistent or latent infections, including all types of herpes-associated diseases, AIDS, or hepatitis, ...
Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life
...er in which the noise is made, from the peripheral organ
(the ear) to the cerebral cortex. There is a series of structures in the central nervous system (CNS) that gives the tinnitus a magnified role. This fact alerts the patient and turn triggers the perception of auditory discomfort, according to Ms He...
Genopole(R) is Organizing an Advanced Course on Stem Cells and Their Therapeutic Applications
...yonic stem cells, mesenchymatic, hematopoetic, and organ
stem cells and cloning. Stem cells, whether embryonic or tissue-specific, are seen today as extremely useful tools showing therapeutic promising approach for many diseases. Reproduced and differentiated on demand, they can enable the transfers of...
Meningitis Shots for Teens
...untreated, can lead to brain damage, hearing loss, organ
failure, loss of limbs and - sometimes - death. It is spread through the exchange of respiratory droplets, or by sharing drinks or utensils or by kissing or coughing and sneezing. It's easily spread to people who live in crowded places like camps o...
'Missing Link' Stem Cells may Shorten Path to Therapies
...gress toward the regeneration of healthy cells and organ
tissue in people, two studies reported Wednesday. The newly-found "epiblast" stem cells, taken from the inner-most layer of week-old rodent embryos, will provide a better model in testing potential therapies for human diseases and injuries, the re...
Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment
...y targeting the cancer, while preserving long-term organ
function. Reducing the Costs and Impact of Prostate Cancer Treatment Current estimates stipulate that over 10 billion dollars per year are spent on treating prostate cancer. Facing a rapid rise in the incidence of prostate cancer incidence - not...
Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!
...ploitation of the poor sections of society to fuel organ
trade, has marred the reputation of Indian Healthcare in the global arena. The recent strikes by doctors have cast aspersions on the reliability of healthcare in India. Healthcare is an essential service and it is simply unfathomable if doctors hang ...
Male Pheromones Build Brain Cells in Female Mice
...urons inside a female's vomeronasal organ, a sense organ
thought to aid pheromone detection in some mammals. Although humans have receptors similar to those found in mice, the researchers are not sure whether pheromones trigger neuron formation in humans or not. They say that it is still a matter of spe...
Preserving Kidneys on a Pump May Promote More Organ Sharing
...cooler may lower hospital costs, improve initial organ
function, and promote greater use and more sharing... preserved by pump or cold storage. The critical organ
shortage poses a challenge to optimize the use and function of all organs from deceased donors, said...
Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease
...ess-common form, visceral leishmaniasis, can cause organ
failure and death. "Leishmaniasis is one of the top neglected diseases, certainly outside Africa, and it just doesn't attract the funding that's needed," Leslie said. Doctor Faquir Amin says he's been treating leishmaniasis since the 1960s. Ref...
Transplanted Heart Goes to a Second Recipient in a Rare Surgery
...heart had become available. As it turned out, this organ
had already been transplanted into one recipient w...g, the risk of rejection is heightened because the organ
has now been exposed to tissue and antibodies from two different individuals. In addition, the ope...
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