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Cancer Risk is High Among HIV/AIDS and Kidney Transplant Patients

...he only thing that people with AIDS and transplant recipients share is immune deficiency, otherwise their risk factors for cancer differ markedly, the Lancet quoted Professor Grulich, as saying. In other cancers, which are not linked with viruses, such as breast and prostate cancer, both groups had similar ra...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

...chers also identified in the brains of the primate recipients a significant amount of dopamine-producing neurons that were not derived from stem cells. The results suggest that stem cells may actually trigger the brains own self-repair mechanisms by pumping out molecules that boost nerve survival and blood vess...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...this can be aggravated by the fact that transplant recipients are taking immunosuppressive drugs, Kreisel said. Mouse models for heart, liver and kidney transplants have existed for years, but developing a similar model for lung transplantation has proved to be a real technical challenge. Mouse lungs measure...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...ehaviour , as a false sense of security could make recipients less careful than they otherwise would be. While the study looks at the response to Lyme disease vaccination, its authors suggest the research also sheds light on the controversy over whether girls should receive the HPV vaccine to fight cervical ...

Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission

...om donors with undiagnosed cancers does not expose recipients at higher risk of developing malignant disease tha...on, and central nervous system---did not raise the recipients risk of developing the disease. The researchers also observed that the cancer incidence among the...

LifeCycle Pharma to Initiate Phase II Clinical Trial of LCP-Tacro for Organ Transplantation

...s. A Phase II clinical study in liver transplant recipients is expected to follow this year. "The initiation of the Phase II study using LCP-Tacro is a step forward in the development of our organ transplantation franchise," said Dr. Flemming Ornskov, President and CEO of LifeCycle Pharma. "We are encourage...

Singaporean Student to Present Stem Cell Research Paper at Conferences in US, UK

...hment, a result of his selection as one of the 100 recipients of the 2006 A*STAR Junior College Science Award. Despite a hectic training schedule with Singapore's National Swimming Squad and rigorous coursework at the Raffles Junior College, he excelled at using computer software to analyze data from the lab...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...nal value by providing immunological protection to recipients at the site where viruses normally enter the body: the respiratory tract. 3. An effective adjuvant to make the vaccine more powerful. One proposed approach was to have the vaccine in one vial and the adjuvant in another vial, and then combine the ...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

For liver transplant recipients without hepatitis C (HCV), survival has improved over time. However, for recipients with HCV, survival has not improved , according to a study in the issue of Liver Transplantation. ...

Indian Doctor Based in California Bags NECO Award

...the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. The names of its recipients are listed in the Congressional record....

Preserving Kidneys on a Pump May Promote More Organ Sharing

... hours for the cold stored organs), both groups of recipients had similar survival and functional outcomes. In addition, the patients receiving machine-preserved kidneys had a 50 percent reduction in the rates of viral infections and delayed graft function, which is the inability of the kidneys to start working...

CE-US a Reliable Option to Diagnose Aftermath of Liver Transplant Complications

...tudy. The study consisted of 39 liver transplant recipients who underwent a CE-US exam after developing fluid in the abdomen and/or unclear liver function tests. "Acute liver failure is the most serious complication in the early post transplant period, caused by acute rejection, primary graft non-function, or...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

... billion a year. India has been one of the largest recipients of Japan's Overseas Development Assistance totalling about $1.2 billion. Activists here say that Japan, on the pretext of "expertise in recycling", is dumping its toxic waste into countries like India. Chennai-based campaign groups, the Corporat...

Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

...Medicare providers. In many of the cases, Medicare recipients participated in the fraud by giving their Medicare numbers to the companies in exchange for cash payments, usually $100 a month. Some defendants are accused of stealing the Medicare numbers of beneficiaries, and then billing the government for po...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...spital who treated many of the casualties was also recipients of vital personal support from mental health nurses. Says Anthony Guscott from Top End Mental Health Services, which provides in-patient and consultation liaison nursing services at the Royal Darwin Hospital:"The 2002 bombings were Australia's firs...

Precancerous Blood Donors Do Not Pass on the Disease

...veloped cancer since . There is no evidence that recipients of blood from donors with undiagnosed cancer are any more or less likely to develop cancer than recipients given blood from non-cancer donors, a study of more than 350,000 blood transfusion recipients shows....

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...at hearing an opinion multiple times increases the recipients sense of familiarity and in some cases gives a listener a false sense that an opinion is more widespread then it actually is. In a series of six experiments that included 1044 students, from the University of Michigan, Princeton University, Rutger...

Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists

...s. At leading centers, up to 80 percent of surgery recipients become seizure-free, with few complications. Thats not all. Improved technology is allowing surgeons to better pinpoint the bad spot and remove less brain tissue half as much as the most common epilepsy surgery removed just a few years ago, accord...

Army Hospital Conducts First Multiple Organ Retrieval and Transplantation

...hursday) on the wife of a serving soldier. All the recipients are doing well," the spokesman said. This was the fourth case of an organ transplant in the Army Hospital (R&R) in two months. "With a computerized data bank of patients in need of various organs, army doctors are now in a position to send organs...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

...ospital in Boston, focused on the aortas of recent recipients of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, comparing biopsy specimens from patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease to those from patients without it. Their study affirms inflammatory rheumatic disease and smoking as independent predictors o...

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