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A Porcine Dolly

...still out on using pigs as a granary for much need organs for transplant....

Controversial Levis jean ad to be withdrawn

...n a cooler like ones often used to transport human organs and take the package by helicopter to a man found cowering in his bedroom. The man dons the pants and seems elated to have them. This ad film has stirred a hornets nest in a country where nearly a hundred thousand people are on the waiting list awa...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...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, cancer, ...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...ine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side effects, according to Dr. James Eason of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center in New Orleans. In the largest study on steroid-free treatment of liver transplants, Dr. Eason found patients treated with ATG had lower reject...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...technique in successfully regenerating / repairing organs in human beings. A few weeks ago the American pat... technique. Dr. Matapurkar was able to regenerate organs like the uterus, urethra and ureter in animals and experiments are on to regenerate organs like kidn...

Smoking spreads Cancer

...k of their tumors spreading to the lungs and other organs than do nonsmokers "There is a relationship between smoking and the spread of the disease," says study author Susan Murin, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Murin says the research may help explain w...

Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe

...romatosis, a disorder in which iron accumulates in organs and body tissues, do not pose a greater risk to blood safety than other donors, according to the results of a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). // Hemochromatosis patients are treated with periodic phlebotomies ...

New Way To Treat Lupus

...se marked by inflammation and damage to tissue and organs throughout the body, including the joints, skin, heart, kidney and central nervous system. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissue. New research into lupus suggests how the immune system go...

Pioneering artificial heart patient dies

...vere abdominal bleeding. He began bleeding and his organs began failing later, said Drs. Laman Gray Jr. and Robert Dowling, who implanted the experimental device on July 2 at Jewish Hospital. // Tools, a retired telephone company worker, was suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes and...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...as well at the same time. Whereas MRI looks at the organs and soft tissues of the human body, MRA looks specifically at the blood vessels. It enables the determination of flow velocity, direction, and even profiles within the vessel. It is painles and the study takes 30 to 60 minutes, whereas DSA sometimes ...

Stem cell research

...op new tissues for disease treatment, and possibly organs for transplantation. If nerve cells can be grown from scratch in the lab, for example, they may eventually be able to be injected into the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease to replace degenerating tissue. "Because human embryonic stem cells ...

Body can reshape heart damage

...ks to repair a damaged heart much as it does other organs came after Dr. Federico Quaini and his colleagues examined tissue from eight men who had received heart transplants from women. Because female cells lack the Y chromosome that carries the genetic code for male characteristics, the researchers were ab...

A novel augmentation

...ientists believe will eventually allow whole human organs to be grown in the laboratory for transplant. Such transplants would be engendered by cloning from a patient's own cells and would therefore have no problems of negation. Makoto Asashima, who led the team, said the technology could provide an optio...

Organs made from cloned embryos

...pient. Researches hope eventually to construct new organs that are genetically identical to the recipient's own body. This would eliminate the need for ordinary transplants and avoid the use of drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ....

Mutation connected to Osteoporosis

...mall rice-like bone fragments that grow in various organs in the body. He said DNA from the patients revealed 13 of the 18 shared a GNAS1 mutation -- guanine nucleotide binding protein alpha stimulating activity polypeptide. GNAS1 controls a protein that plays a critical role in way cells function. In the c...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

... womb. The tissue attaches itself to ligaments and organs in the abdominal cavity, but still responds to the menstrual cycle — causing bleeding, pain, inflammation, adhesions, and sometimes infertility. Australian endometriosis researchers have made use of the Australian Twin Registry, and have joined with...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

...acted a dangerous parasitic disease from their new organs in the United States.Two of the three women died, ...report involving the parasitic disease, all of the organs came from the cadaver of a Central American immigrant who was apparently infected with T. cruzi. The...

Pig cloning for organs

...eys could be safely transplanted into humans. Such organs would save the lives of thousands of critically il...otransplantation -- the process of replacing human organs with animal organs. "We've knocked out one copy of the gene known to cause this immune response," sa...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

... heart, liver or brain tissue for people whose own organs are damaged, allowing the body to repair itself. Realization of such potential is many years down the road, if ever, scientists cautioned. "There are those who have been expecting a 'quick fix' with stem cells, and these folks will indeed get somewha...

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...a living donor is a better option all round as the organs work straight away and last twice as long as cadaver kidneys. The new filtration procedure could increase the number of living donor kidney transplants by up to a half, say the researchers....

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