Athersys drug could ‘change the way we do transplants’

Researchers have found that the Athersys stem cell product, MultiStem, has been effective in preventing rejection in organ transplant patients. The drug might someday eliminate the need for transplant recipients to take a life-long regime of immunosuppressant drugs that have potentially detrimental side effects. Athersys has been developing MultiStem for the past six to eight … Continue reading “Athersys drug could ‘change the way we do transplants’”

Summer camp lets young transplant patients have family fun | 6abc.com

Lisa Thomas-Laury Action News July 24, 2013 (WPVI) — A Montgomery County summer camp is giving young transplant patients a place to have fun while getting support from each other, and their siblings. For the past eight years, Camp Jeremy and the Gift of Life Donor program have provided children who’ve undergone life-saving organ transplants … Continue reading “Summer camp lets young transplant patients have family fun | 6abc.com”

Local boy celebrates 10-year anniversary of organ transplant | Fox 59 News

by Yvonne Man He was the first person to receive a small bowel transplant in Indiana. A decade later, David Peck and his family are celebrating a milestone. David doesn’t remember much from 10 years ago, only through stories and pictures his mother has saved in a photo album. The details, though, still bring tears … Continue reading “Local boy celebrates 10-year anniversary of organ transplant | Fox 59 News”

WebMD: Caregiver Care: Managing Stress, Avoiding Burnout and Depression

Whether you are providing palliative care for someone with a painful chronic condition or for someone actively dying, the rewards that come with caregiving are real and varied. According to a study at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, most caregivers say they developed a better relationship with the person they cared for, gained … Continue reading “WebMD: Caregiver Care: Managing Stress, Avoiding Burnout and Depression”

Treating diseases with cord blood: ethical stem-cell process gets FDA approval | St. Louis Review

The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center has received licensure approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and distribute cord blood-derived stem-cell products, making it the first blood bank in the region and only the fourth in the world to earn this distinction. The FDA’s biologic … Continue reading “Treating diseases with cord blood: ethical stem-cell process gets FDA approval | St. Louis Review”

Heart-transplant teenager Kirsty’s plea for organ donors

A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Lisnaskea girl, who received a heart transplant three years ago, has spoken of the importance of organ donation to her, and to her family. Kirsty Clarke, a pupil at the now closed Lisnaskea High School who is preparing for her GCSEs next year received her heart transplant on March 13, 2009 at Freemans … Continue reading “Heart-transplant teenager Kirsty’s plea for organ donors”

FDA approves Astellas’ ASTAGRAF XL for prophylaxis of organ rejection in kidney transplant patients

Published on July 20, 2013 at 1:07 AM · No Comments Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (“Astellas”), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ASTAGRAF XLTM (tacrolimus extended-release capsules) for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving a kidney transplant … Continue reading “FDA approves Astellas’ ASTAGRAF XL for prophylaxis of organ rejection in kidney transplant patients”

How Regeneration Works – Business Insider

KEVIN XU, MEBO INTERNATIONAL JUL. 19, 2013, 2:19 PM Nationwide, America’s health systems are moving forward with new strategies to care for burn patients who hope to be restored after injury. Undoubtedly, these patients receive quality care, but there is a new therapy at our fingertips that can fundamentally change burn treatment delivery. It’s called … Continue reading “How Regeneration Works – Business Insider”

Patients fare well in trauma recovery despite organ transplants, University of Maryland study finds – baltimoresun.com

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun July 21, 2013 Maryland Shock Trauma Center patients who had previously undergone kidney, liver, lung and other organ transplants recovered as well as the general population, according to a University of Maryland study that experts say demonstrates the resiliency of transplanted organs. But they were more likely than their … Continue reading “Patients fare well in trauma recovery despite organ transplants, University of Maryland study finds – baltimoresun.com”

Exclusive interview with growers of 3D tissue

Article Date: 22 Jul 2013 – 4:00 PDT Researchers have taken technology from makers of mobile phones and other consumer electronics and used it to grow 3D tissue. Scientists at the Draper Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a prototype using an automated “layer-by-layer” assembly method – usually found within the … Continue reading “Exclusive interview with growers of 3D tissue”