Seeking out the hiding place of a virus could lead to new treatments – Medical News Today

Discovering where a common virus hides in the body has been a long-term quest for scientists. Up to 80 percent of adults harbor the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which can cause severe illness and death in people with weakened immune systems. Now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine report that stem … Continue reading “Seeking out the hiding place of a virus could lead to new treatments – Medical News Today”

Heart transplant mom’s little miracle – Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za

March 13 2014 at 07:38am By Barbara Maregele Ester Arthur holds her two-month-old baby, Anne, in the maternity ward at Groote Schuur Hospital. Arthur was the first person to undergo a heart transplant in South Africa and later give birth. Photo: Courtney Africa Cape Town – Ester Arthur, 28, thought it was a miracle when … Continue reading “Heart transplant mom’s little miracle – Western Cape | IOL News | IOL.co.za”

Kidney transplant recipient pays it forward

March 12, 2014 12:00 am  •  Damian Rico The Times GRIFFITH | Blake Loudenber is a game changer. Just a year ago, he was struggling for his life. Then, after waiting nearly eight years for a kidney donor, Blake’s family finally received the “miracle call” from the staff at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. … Continue reading “Kidney transplant recipient pays it forward”

Transplant boy meets surgeon who saved his life – Birmingham Mail

Mar 11, 2014 20:00 By James Cartledge A student whose life was saved by a Birmingham surgeon was reunited with the medic during a new mercy mission. Felix Yeboah was just 14 when he was flown to Britain from his native Ghana for a kidney transplant performed by Andrew Ready. The consultant renal transplant surgeon … Continue reading “Transplant boy meets surgeon who saved his life – Birmingham Mail”

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants: MedlinePlus

Monday, March 10, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Children’s Health Kidney Transplantation MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. children in need of a kidney transplant are faring better now than a couple of decades ago, but there is still plenty of room for improvement, a new study finds. Kidney failure is relatively uncommon in … Continue reading “Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants: MedlinePlus”

New organ transplant strategy aims to better prevent rejection

New organ transplant strategy aims to better prevent rejection UCSF approach might end lifelong drug treatment IMAGE: Transplantation of pancreatic islet cells from deceased donors are used to treat some of the worst cases of type 1 diabetes — patients for whom the risk of life-threatening episodes… Click here for more information. Organ-transplant recipients often … Continue reading “New organ transplant strategy aims to better prevent rejection”

Research on 3D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration – Medical News Today

In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration, including pioneering discoveries by University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, hold promise for this population, which includes … Continue reading “Research on 3D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration – Medical News Today”

New Organ Transplant Strategy Aims to Better Prevent Rejection

Released: 3/10/2014 5:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Newswise — Organ-transplant recipients often reject donated organs, but a new, two-pronged strategy developed by UC San Francisco researchers to specifically weaken immune responses that target transplanted tissue has shown promise in controlled experiments on mice. The hope is that using this … Continue reading “New Organ Transplant Strategy Aims to Better Prevent Rejection”

Barstow mother raises money to prepare home for son’s heart transplant

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun POSTED: 03/09/14, 7:28 PM PDT | Barstow >> Caleb Lucas needs a new house. The 7-year-old Barstow boy’s small Muriel Drive home is his entire world: Caleb was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which has left him, essentially, with the right half of his heart doing the work of … Continue reading “Barstow mother raises money to prepare home for son’s heart transplant”

3D-printed liver replica to help in transplant operations | NDTV Gadgets

Indo Asian News Service, March 10, 2014 The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows. Till date, surgeons look at a magnetic resonance image (MRI) or a computed tomography (CT) scan to visualise … Continue reading “3D-printed liver replica to help in transplant operations | NDTV Gadgets”