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Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

...means patients may be able to grow their own liver transplants using bone marrow. This adds to a growing body of ...e livers of two women who had received bone marrow transplants from men. Bone marrow is rich in stem cells and is routinely used to help patients with leukemia, a ...

Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

...vec comes as an alternative to painful bone marrow transplants and - interferon, a more toxic injectable treatment....

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...eroid treatment. For those who are contemplating transplants but are worried about rejections and other steroid induced reactions these words of Dr. Eason will sound musical to their ears. But for a comprehensive analysis of ATG, one has to wait and watch the long-term effects. If it continues its good work, A...

Silicon eye implants

In this era of transplants and implants ,a new annotation that is in research process happens to be the silicon implants.If these silicons are to used for the sake of blindness .....is there anyhting more to say. This is real and this is happening , the chip, called Artificia...

Cure for blindness

... hope for visually- impaired patients.Retinal cell transplants can restore vision in blind rats, thereby opening up new possibilities for them. Researchers at the University of Texas, have transplanted human retinal cells into rats born with a predisposition to blindness.// Experiments showed that the rats were ...

Body can reshape heart damage

...ker, researchers studying eight cross-gender heart transplants from New York Medical College have discovered that...mined 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 charac...

A novel augmentation

...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 option to donor transplants. His team refined thousands of embryo ce...

Organs made from cloned embryos

...n body. This would eliminate the need for ordinary transplants and avoid the use of drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ....

Vitamins enhances recuperation of organ transplant patients

...s suggest. About 62% of patients who undergo heart transplants develop hardened arteries, a condition// called arteriosclerosis, in the first three years after their surgery. A team from the Maryland's Women's Hospital, USA, found the condition was emanted among patients given the vitamins during a year-long ...

Pig cloning for organs

... thousands of critically ill people who cannot get transplants because of the shortage of human organs.// Using ...rgans has remained stable. Even if animal-to-human transplants become feasible, there are still likely to be questions about whether such procedures are morally ac...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...erned about the increasing number of partial-liver transplants from living donors, some doctors are proposing an ...edures. Trotter and his colleagues said more live transplants could shorten waiting lists and offer medical advantages in some cases over the traditional practice...

Artificial silicon retina

In this era of transplants and implants ,a new annotation that is in research process happens to be the silicon implants.If these silicons are to used for the sake of blindness .....is there anyhting more to say. This is real and this is happening , the chip, called Artificia...

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...e could increase the number of living donor kidney transplants by up to a half, say the researchers....

Leeches help in tissue transfer

...ve in reducing the amount of obstruction in tissue transplants and can eliminate the need for a second tissue transfer....

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

...more than 114,000 kidney transplants, 25,000 heart transplants and 15,050 liver transplants from around the world. For men, the risk of losing a transplanted kidney was 22 per cent more if the...

Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant

...looked at a group of 72 patients who had had heart transplants from 1992. Of these, 32 took the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin four days after treatment, while the others went on a strict low-cholesterol diet. Later, they too went on the statin drug. There was a marked difference in survival between the...

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

...dy indicated that donors in adult live-donor liver transplants had a 1-in-7 chance of serious complications for t...t there had been just one donor death for 449 such transplants that were done in the United States from 1997 through late 2000. However, they found that 14 per cen...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

...rsity surgeons performed three simultaneous kidney transplants in a complex piece of medical choreography that had nurses rushing organs in labeled coolers among six operating rooms. "We each have a piece of each other inside us," said one of the recipients.The six synchronized operations -- three to remove the ...

Reviving the Immune System

Stem cell transplants have become an increasingly common procedure for h...erious infection. Now, researchers have taken cell transplants one step further with incredible results. Ed Bauter was diagnosed with lymphoma at age 14 and Doct...

Kidney Failure after Non-Kidney Transplants

...tation. Now, they know more about //which types of transplants are most likely to lead to chronic kidney failure....gan, Ann Arbor, report patients who have intestine transplants are more likely to have kidney failure compared to those who receive heart-lung transplants. Doctor...

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