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Stem Cells Poised to Grow Organs for Transplant : Zannos Grekos, MD Presents Clinical Data of Research with Adult Stem Cells to Physicians at International Regenerative Biomedicine Conference

At the 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies in Las Vegas, Zannos Grekos, MD, director of Cardiac and Vascular Disease for Regenocyte Therapeutic ( www.regenocyte.com ), addressed physicians from around the world with a presentation on patien...

New approaches to protecting transplanted organs make first steps toward patients

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Methods used by the body to selectively suppress the immune response may help make organ transplants safer and more effective, according to scientists. "If you like, what we are trying to do is make every tissue transplant much more like a fetus," said Dr. Andrew L. Mellor, direc...

Woman's Abdominal Organs Removed in Unique Cancer Surgery

Taking out stomach, pancreas, liver, spleen, small intestine and large intestine led to lifesaving operation MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Brooke Zepp, a 63-year-old South Florida woman, was diagnosed last May with leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor deep inside her abdomen t...

Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen

With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional mouse. Erik Vidholm at Uppsala University has been involved in developing the new technology, which makes it easier to diagnose and plan the treatment...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

AUGUSTA, Ga. The future of organ transplantation could include microscopic beads that create "designer" immune cells to help patients tolerate their new organ, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. "It's absolutely natural," says Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, reproductive immunologist at the MC...

Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon -- including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being p...

Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research indicates that the fatty plaques that harden arteries may also harm vital organs. "Atherosclerosis is usually associated with plaque format...

Hormone refractory prostate cancers more likely to spread to other organs

Prostate cancers that are resistant to androgen deprivation therapy are more invasive and more likely to spread to other organs than androgen dependent prostate cancers, UCLA cancer researchers have found. Virtually all prostate cancers are androgen dependent at first, but they progress and be...

MU research team makes progress toward 'printing' organs

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Each year, pharmaceutical companies invest millions of dollars to test drugs, many of which will never reach the market because of side effects found only during human clinical trials. At the same time, the number of patients waiting for organ transplants continues to increase. In...

Guided radiation therapy for prostate cancer prevents damage to surrounding organs

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have found that highly targeted radiation therapy for prostate cancer can ensure that the majority of persons with this tumor will not have any long-term rectal damage. A group of 231 study participants received a ...

Chronic infection persists by targeting stromal cell network in lymphoid organs

One of the biggest challenges to treating infectious diseases and developing preventive vaccines is the ability of many chronic infections to suppress the immune T-cell response over time. An Emory-led team of scientists has discovered one important way in which chronic viral infections are able t...

Armed Forces Officers And Other Dignitaries Pledge Organs For Donation

In a unique ceremony, Armed Forces officers including senior doctors and other dignitaries pledged their organs for donation at Army Hospital (R&R), here today. Amongst// others, Ms Nikita Anand and Ms Gul Panag, both former Miss India, Mrs Shyama Chona, Principal DPS, RK Puram, New Delhi, Mr Ajit ...

Ban on Trade of Human Organs in China

Trading in Human Organ has been finally banned in China. It has banned organizations and individuals from trading in human organs //in any form. This regulation will be effective from May 1st 2007. China currently performs about 5,000 transplants; mostly kidneys every year and after the USA i...

HIV Positive Organs Transplanted

In a shocking incident in a hospital in Italy, organs from HIV positive patient were transplanted to three patients. This error of a gigantic// proportion occurred in Careggi hospital in Florence. Kidneys and liver from a 41 year old dead woman infected with AIDS were donated to three patients....

Doctors remove female organs from man

Doctors here have surgically removed female reproductive organs from the body of a man who is serving sentence// for rape. "Along with male reproductive organs, we also found a uterus and ovaries and removed them. Both these organs have been sent for tests to rule out tumour," said R.K. Sharm...

Radiation Cocktail May Reduce Risk of Damage To Other Organs In Breast Cancer

A new study to be reported August 1 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in Orlando, contends that a specific mixture// of electron and x-ray beams that are targeted at certain areas may reduce the risk of collateral damage in breast cancer patients. Jinsheng ...

Executed Prisoner Organs For Sale In China: BTS Concerned

Transplant experts in Britain have accused China of removing organs from executed prisoners and selling them without prior consent of the prisoners and their families//. There is increasing evidence, which highlights that organs from executed prisoners are being removed for human transplantat...

Stem cells Can Generate Organs In Labs

WASHINGTON. In a breakthrough research scientists have for the first time been able to turn the embryonic stem cells in the lab into a type of cell that can give rise to organs such as pancreas, liver and lungs. // This important advancement will help scientists to use stem cells to repair d...

High-fat and Sugary Diet Severely Damage Liver and Other Vital Organs

A new study has shown the severe repercussions of high-fat food combined with sugar-sweetened high fructose corn syrup diet and a sedentary lifestyle, on liver and other vital organs. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Brent Tetri at Saint Louis University. As ...

Environmental Pollutants Could Impact the Size of Sexual Organs

High levels of certain environmental pollutants could impact the size of sexual organs in animals and probably humans, say scientists.// Christian Sonne and colleagues at National Environmental Research Institute at Denmark checked 55 male and 44 female East Greenland polar bears for a correla...

Rare Transplant Gives B.C Youngster 4 New Organs

A rare transplant at TG Hospital gave a B.C. youngster a bowel, liver, pancreas and stomach. Lori MacIver of Prince George, B.C. was told to prepare// for the death of her son. She said, "They were telling me to prepare and to accept, but I still wasn't on that page." Her son Gairett, 18, is ...

Ontario Addresses Shortage of Transplant Organs

Ontario will soon become the first province in Canada to start accepting transplant organs from people who have died of heart failure//. The provincial agency in charge of organ and tissue donations announced that changes in guidelines that allowed accepting donation after cardio-circulatory de...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

... and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated. The treatment, which lowers body temperature to prevent damage to the brain and other major organs when blood flow is restored to the body following cardiac arrest, is considered a good value when compared to many other accepted and widely utilized ...

Motorcyclist Lives On, Rides On Through Organ Donation

...ganization whose mission is to promote and coordinate the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio is approved by the Center... call 24 hours a day to coordinate the recovery and transport of tissue and organs for transplant. Additionally, Lifeline of Ohio offers educational pres...

Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

...f bioengineered tissue, an early sign of progress in the effort to grow new organs in humans. The research provides "convincing" proof that bioengineered ...aid. The challenge for scientists will be to figure out how to generate organs that make enough connections to the body to function properly. More in...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

...tment can be tested in humans, however, studies need to be done to test the toxicity and safety, looking to see if the treatment causes any changes to organs over time, as well as the pharmacology of the treatment, looking at things such as what happens to the nanotubes, which are synthetic materials, over ...

AstraZeneca Submits New Drug Applications for ZACTIMA(TM) in Second-Line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...mall cell lung cancer accounts for around 85% of all lung cancers(ii). If lung cancer is detected at early stages, before it has spread to other organs or lymph nodes, around half of patients can survive for five years or more. However, few lung cancers are found at this early stage and it is normally...

Tickets on Sale Now for World-Renowned 'Bodies...The Exhibition' At Mall of America(R)

...rocess, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before. BODIES. . .The Exhibition will o...rocess, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before. The Exhibition has attracted nearly 15 milli...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... post-procedure complications. This pilot study was performed on animal organs in order to be able to verify the final effects of this new approach, very ...nce hydatidosis is a zoonosis endemic in Sicily, the authors decided to use organs from slaughtered animals, with minimal economic costs and no ethical implic...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

...essed about twice as much CD47 as their normal counterparts, CD47 levels were also temporarily elevated in healthy bone marrow stem cells migrating to organs like the spleen or the liver in response to infection or inflammation, or to bone marrow sites to replenish missing stem cells. A closer look determin...

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

...ies in the autonomic nervous system rather than the bladder itself," said Dr. Chelimsky. The autonomic nervous system is in charge of all internal organs such as the bowel, the bladder, blood pressure and heart rate. For obvious reasons, diseases that affect the autonomic nervous system are sometimes m...

National Science Foundation Announces $20M Research Award to South Carolina

... Lead scientist for the project, Roger Markwald, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), said, "We are trying to build tissue and organs from the inside out, which is a different approach than anyone has taken. First, we want to create a three-dimensional vascular tree and then the orga...

Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract

...OX-2-specific inhibitor; it blocks the COX-2 enzyme production during inflammation only. There are COX-2 enzymes not involved in inflammation in other organs such as the kidneys, where it has important physiologic functions. "Standard NSAID medications reduce the production of prostaglandins by COX enzym...

Philips Expands Emergency Healthcare Offering With Acquisition of InnerCool Therapies, a Leader in Body Temperature Management

...e." Therapeutic hypothermia solutions aim to safely induce, maintain and reverse hypothermia or maintain normal body temperature, to preserve organs such as the heart and brain in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). This rapidly-advancing technology has been recognized by the American Heart A...

Study Demonstrates the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Pine Bark Extract on Inflammatory Mediators COX-2 and 5-LOX

...OX-2-specific inhibitor; it blocks the COX-2 enzyme production during inflammation only. There are COX-2 enzymes not involved in inflammation in other organs such as the kidneys, where it has important physiologic functions. "Standard NSAID medications reduce the production of prostaglandins by COX...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

...thors write. Because of differences in scanner models and techniques, radiation dose from a single scan varied more than 10-fold, the authors note. organs or tissues estimated to receive measurable radiation doses included the breast, lung, thyroid, esophagus, bone surface and adrenal glands. "The wide d...

CNI College Massage Therapy Students Experience Plastination & Cadaver Lab

... torso of a female plastinated in sections similar to the sliced view an MRI gives of the body. Students commented that it was interesting to see that organs and structures where not quite where they thought they would be according to their books and charts. Then after taking some time to review the mus...

Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH

... was covering the area of interest. Yet, with the unrestricted range of motion of the robot’s ‘fingers’ I was able to separate vital organs layer by layer without any injury to the patient and virtually no blood loss,” Dr. Uchal said. Dr. Uchal said that da Vinci offers distinct...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

... incisions. The conceptual advantage of natural orifice surgery is to eliminate surgical scars altogether. Surgeons also suspect that the internal organs perforated during the surgery will heal faster, be less prone to infection and be less painful for patients than external wounds made in traditional s...

'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice

... to live longer, they hope a drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs may turn out to extend lives, too. Middle-age mice that were given the ...Rapa Nui. Today, rapamycin is used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and to treat some kinds of cancer, said Kaeberlein, an assistant professor ...
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