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Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation

...researchers also tested 244 samples from 26 of the recipients themselves. The recipients had been treated for either white cell cancers (e.g., acute lymphoblastic leukemia) or red cell dise...

World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics

...r, although it's too early to tell," he says. The recipients use the same drugs to prevent organ rejection as are used in the Edmonton Protocol. Dr. Shapiro was invited to participate in the operation in Kyoto, Japan, where he originally did living donor liver transplant training with Dr. Tanaka. Dr. Masumoto...

Same-Sex Mating Discovered in a Toxic Fungus

...mune-compromised patients such as organ transplant recipients and cancer patients -- whose immune systems are crippled by immunosuppressive drugs or chemotherapy -- and people with HIV/AIDS. The fungus' global importance as a health threat has therefore risen in parallel with the increased use of such therapies...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...ed a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, transfusion recipients are often the people most motivated to donate blood. Other nations around the globe have implemented safeguards similar to those enacted in the UK including leukocyte reduction and donor deferral. Many nations ban blood donations from people who liv...

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

...all. Again, flowers were the emotional winner with recipients smiling, chatting and standing closer together. In the last study, florists delivered bouquets to 113 men and women in a retirement community ?an environment in which memory is often a personal concern. All 113 got flowers, some at the beginning of ...

Single-donor Islet Transplantation Procedure Shows Promise For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

...mmunosuppression-related adverse events. All eight recipients achieved insulin independence and freedom from hyp...esults of oral glucose tolerance testing in 4 of 5 recipients with sustained insulin independence) using significantly fewer islets," the authors write. "These fi...

Circulating stem cells play small role in lung repair

...d lung biopsy specimens from seven male transplant recipients who had received lungs from female donors. They an...e an X and a Y (male) chromosome. Lung transplant recipients are vulnerable to pulmonary injury from infections, rejection of the transplanted lung, ischemia, an...

Candida albicans Genome Fully Annotated

...d lung biopsy specimens from seven male transplant recipients who had received lungs from female donors. They an...e an X and a Y (male) chromosome. Lung transplant recipients are vulnerable to pulmonary injury from infections, rejection of the transplanted lung, ischemia, an...

New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant

...first clinical trial of a treatment for transplant recipients based on this new principle of inducing immune tol...ears. "So far, results are excellent for long-term recipients of the treatment," Vincenti said. A UCSF immunologist whose research has led to the development of ...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

...ich occurred in 22 percent of cases of combination recipients and less than 1 percent of the interferon group. Other side effects that occurred much more frequently in the combination therapy patients included a reduced number of white blood cells; skin disorders such as dry skin and rash; stomach complaints su...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...debilitating illnesses of aging. And among vaccine recipients who did get shingles, the episodes generally were far milder than they otherwise would have been." "For some people, shingles can result in months or even years of misery," comments study leader Michael N. Oxman, M.D., an infectious disease speciali...

NHGRI expands effort to revolutionize sequencing technologies

...d genome to be sequenced for $1,000 or less. Grant recipients and their approximate total funding are: Richard ... will be at or near commercial availability. Grant recipients and their approximate total funding are: Gina L. Costa, Ph.D., Agencourt Personal Genomics., Beverl...

Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection

... and that failure to screen for HCV in transfusion recipients increased their risk of infection as well, according to an article in the November 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Some blood donation facilities in rural China illegally pooled blood and reinfused compatible re...

Same-sex mating by fungi spawned infection outbreak, evidence suggests

...mune-compromised patients such as organ transplant recipients and cancer patients -- whose immune systems are crippled by immunosuppressive drugs or chemotherapy -- and people with HIV/AIDS. In contrast, C. gattii infects individuals with apparently normal immunity. Symptoms include persistent headaches, coughi...

Taking a bite out of a fellow worker helps wasps recruit new foragers

...d which are being bitten. He suspects that biting recipients are recognized based on something chemical on their body surface, as well as by an age component. O'Donnell and other scientists study social insects looking for clues about how social behavior evolved and how it is maintained since there are elemen...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

...antibody and T-cell responses were detected in all recipients who received the full three doses at all dose levels. ...

Screening blood for West Nile virus

...ally and keep the risk of serious disease in blood recipients low would be to create a separate pool of blood reserved for those with a weakened immune system, and to screen only those samples. Given an increasing number of people living with compromised immune systems (recipients of organ transplants, patients...

Pennsylvania researchers find liver transplants provide metabolic cure for rare genetic disease

...ts, it is the best option and it has allowed these recipients and their families to live without fear of simple things most people take for granted." Kevin A. Strauss, MD, a pediatrician at the Clinic for Special Children and a co-author of the study, said that over the past 15-20 years, early diagnosis of MSU...

New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year

...cidence of intussusception: 12 cases among vaccine recipients and 15 among those who received a placebo. No other significant side effects or complications were reported. Rotateq also proved to be effective, nearly eliminating serious rotavirus-related gastroenteritis. The vaccine reduced rotavirus-related hos...

Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy

...closporine A, a drug typically given to transplant recipients to prevent rejection. Such drugs can cause undesired side effects, and may be problematic if administered to patients for long periods of time. These results are consistent with those seen in other models, such as using MultiStem TM to treat dama...

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