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Predicting successful outcomes in living-donor liver transplants

...indicator of outcome. The study involved 30 adult recipients who underwent LDLT between June 2003 and February ... bilirubin concentration). Group I consisted of 24 recipients who had good clinical outcomes while group II consisted of 6 recipients who needed intensive clinica...

Long-term cancer risk follows stem cell transplant recipients

Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients face a significant long-term risk for developing a second cancer, particularly if they were older at the time of transplant or received stem cells from a female donor, according to a new study. Published in the January 1, 2007 issue of CANCER ( http:...

Common cold virus leads to death in lung transplant patients

...ts potential clinical impact on 69 lung transplant recipients at two centers. Over a 19-month period, they scree...f a single strain in each of three lung transplant recipients clinically infected by rhinovirus," said Dr. Kaiser. "Two of the three had chronic upper respiratory...

Columbia University licenses next-generation DNA sequencing technology

... based Intelligent Bio-Systems, is one of only two recipients of the Near-Term Technology Development for Genome Sequencing grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (www.genome.gov/19518500). This grant of $425,000 is for the development of a "H...

First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke

...d Rice University in Houston as the first and only recipients of the inaugural Quantum Grant for their international research initiative to regenerate damaged brain cells and blood vessels for the treatment of stroke. The three-year, $2.9 million grant, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging an...

Clue found to Epstein-Barr virus' ability to form and sustain tumors

...s, lymphomas in AIDS patients and organ transplant recipients as well as nasopharyngeal carcinomas. The SMPH researchers, based at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, focused on a viral protein they had previously found to be necessary to keeping Burkitt's lymphoma cells alive and growing in culture. T...

Heavy smoking cuts women's chance of pregnancy -- even with donated oocytes

...ocyte donors were heavy smokers. The two groups of recipients were comparable and the number of embryos transferred in each cycle (between one and three) was also comparable between the groups. Lead researcher Dr Sérgio Soares, Director of the IVI Clinic in Lisbon, said: "The non-heavy smokers had a signific...

NHGRI aims to make DNA sequencing faster, more cost effective

...d genome to be sequenced for $1,000 or less. Grant recipients and their approximate total funding are: John N... will be at or near commercial availability. Grant recipients in the current cycle and their approximate total funding are: Michael L. Metzker, Ph.D., Human Ge...

Proteins may predict lung transplant rejection

...1 lavage samples obtained from 137 lung transplant recipients from 1993-1996, Wendt explained. A lavage is a liquid that doctors introduce into the lung to wash out unwanted material. When the wash is removed, it contains biological material, including proteins, that the researchers hypothesized would be able t...

Scientists discover new virus caused deaths of transplant recipients from single donor

...was responsible for the deaths of three transplant recipients who received organs from a single donor in Victoria, Australia. The previously unknown virus, which is related to lymphocytic choreomeningitis virus (LCMV), was found using rapid sequencing technology established by 454 Life Sciences and bioinforma...

Type of stem cell found to reside in transplanted lungs

...les collected and analyzed from 76 lung transplant recipients at the U-M Health System. The ability to isolate these cells with relative ease from lavage fluid is a very significant finding as it provides a potential source to isolate MSCs, says Victor J. Thannickal, M.D., associate professor of Internal Medici...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

... part of a broader HIV prevention program, so that recipients would minimize, or ideally, not engage in high-risk behaviors, according to the authors. Currently, several vaccines that induce primarily T-cell responses are in or will soon enter expanded human clinical trials to determine if they impact HIV in...

LIAI scientists make important finding on cytomegalovirus transmission

...ho are immuno-compromised such as organ transplant recipients or AIDS patients. Ware said, "The main importance of these experiments is identifying the critical molecular targets controlling virus persistence, and two ways in which we can modulate immunity in vivo with the desired result of blocking virus sp...

Machine preservation 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...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

...her people — organ rejection, which requires organ recipients to take immune-suppressing drugs for the rest of their lives. Huge numbers of stem cells are thought to be required to create new organs. Researchers might remove thousands of donor cells from an individual and grow them in the laboratory into bil...

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