Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants

LakeArrowhead (#1) 331 days ago Science squishing blood stem cells facilitate harvest transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
How deformable cells are, and thus how stiff or squishy they are, plays an important role in retaining blood-forming stem cells in their marrow niches and thus preserving their long-term repopulation capabilities.

Pork Producer Eyes Hog Parts to Grow Human Organ Transplants...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1041 days ago World News pork producer eyes hog parts grow human organ transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
Pork Producer Eyes Hog Parts to Grow Human Organ Transplants... (Third column, 9th story, link)

Liver transplants pioneer Starzl dies at 90

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1078 days ago US News liver transplants pioneer starzl dies 90 All   Discuss  | Add To 
Thomas E. Starzl, who performed the first liver transplant in 1963, has died, according to University of Pittsburgh officials.

Common asthma drug could prevent liver disease, reduce need for liver transplants

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1222 days ago Science common asthma drug prevent liver disease reduce liver transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma someday could find new use in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, according to new research.

New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1383 days ago Science technique provide cell transplants parkinsons disease All   Discuss  | Add To 
Researchers have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from patients to show exactly what happens when certain patients with Parkinson's disease are restored as a result of nerve cell transplants. They have also identified what makes many of the transplant patients develop serious side effects in the form of involuntary movements.

Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplants May Work Well for Those With the Virus

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1404 days ago Health hepatitis c-infected liver transplants work virus All   Discuss  | Add To 
Findings might help reduce organ waiting list, researchers say

Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1404 days ago Health hepatitis therapy reduce liver transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

Much longer survival for heart transplants across species

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1412 days ago Science longer survival heart transplants species All   Discuss  | Add To 
A new immune-suppressing therapy has led to the longest survival yet for a cross-species heart transplant, according to new research. The study involved transplanting pig hearts into baboons.

Treating myasthenia gravis with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1414 days ago Science treating myasthenia gravis autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
A report on seven cases of severe myasthenia gravis (an autoimmune disease characterized by severe muscle weakness) suggests that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (when a patient's own stem cells are used) may result in long-term remission that is symptom and treatment free, according to an article.

Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1418 days ago Health hopkins begins nations hiv-positive organ transplants All   Discuss  | Add To 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed the nation's first organ transplants between HIV-positive people. It's a long-awaited new option to extend the lives of patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing.

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