2-year-old awaits lifesaving liver transplant – ABC17News.com

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For almost two years, his entire life, Xander Barr has been a fighter. “He hits like Mike Tyson back in the day. I mean the kid’s got a fist on him,” said his father, Bob Barr. Xander’s fight began before he was even born. Doctors diagnosed him in the womb with Beckwith-Wiedemann … Continue reading “2-year-old awaits lifesaving liver transplant – ABC17News.com”

Ellwood City girl stable, sedated after multiple organ transplant – Timesonline.com

ELLWOOD CITY — Kyree Beachem’s loved ones didn’t gather for Thanksgiving dinner as planned. They shared no turkey, no stuffing. But this was better. The Ellwood City girl finally was undergoing a multiple organ transplant hoped to save her life, a rare procedure that was no guarantee to ever happen. Kyree’s family, including her seven … Continue reading “Ellwood City girl stable, sedated after multiple organ transplant – Timesonline.com”

Transplant patient donates toys to hospital – KARE

Transplant patient donates toys to hospital(Photo: KARE) MINNEAPOLIS — Vivica Loyd’s ability to push through her pain is remarkable. Twice per week she has physical therapy. Plus, numerous test with needles poking and prodding her tender skin. She’s 15 years old and needs another kidney transplant. Her first kidney transplant was in 2010. Two years … Continue reading “Transplant patient donates toys to hospital – KARE”

Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs

Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have discovered a new approach to “vitrification,” or ice-free cryopreservation, that could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later use. The findings were announced in PLOS ONE, in work supported by the National Science Foundation. … Continue reading “Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs”

Functional human liver cells grown in the lab

In new research appearing in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology, an international research team led by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem describes a new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for … Continue reading “Functional human liver cells grown in the lab”

Boy who fell in fire pit in 2009 awaits triple organ transplant – WKRN.com

WKRN web staff Published: November 24, 2015, 8:16 pm Dylan Trevino (Courtesy: The Trevino family) CINCINATTI, Ohio (WKRN) – Dylan Trevino fell into a fire pit in his backyard in Spring Hill in December 2009, burning over 66 percent of his body. Since then, Dylan has battled infections and various health problems, including difficulty eating. … Continue reading “Boy who fell in fire pit in 2009 awaits triple organ transplant – WKRN.com”

Central Florida teen receives double lung transplant – Fox 35 Orlando

FOX 35 News at 10 p.m. ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Jordan McCaskill says she’s looking forward to getting back to a more normal life after months in the hospital.  McCaskill, who was born with a rare genetic disease called cystic fibrosis, just had a double-lung transplant, for the second time in as many … Continue reading “Central Florida teen receives double lung transplant – Fox 35 Orlando”

Common cause for complications after kidney transplantation identified

The BK polyomavirus often causes complications after kidney transplantation. The research group of Professor Hans H. Hirsch from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel has now been able to show, that the immunosuppressive drug Tacrolimus directly activates the replication of the virus and could thus be responsible for these complications. The “American … Continue reading “Common cause for complications after kidney transplantation identified”

Robot could help boy, 5, battling leukemia ‘go’ to school after transplant – WGN Radio

Lucas “Bear” Cervone is battling leukemia for the second time. (Lucas Bear Heroes / Facebook / via DNAinfo) × Robot could help boy, 5, battling leukemia ‘go’ to school after transplant Lucas “Bear” Cervone is battling leukemia for the second time. (Lucas Bear Heroes / Facebook / via DNAinfo) CHICAGO — A 5-year-old Belmont Cragin boy is … Continue reading “Robot could help boy, 5, battling leukemia ‘go’ to school after transplant – WGN Radio”

Kidney transplant for little girl goes smoothly – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lauren Lynn knows better than most that life is fragile. She and her husband, Byron, will be forever grateful to a one-time co-worker who saved their daughter’s life by donating a kidney. Lori Moyer, 44, of the Denali area, donated one of her kidneys to 4-year-old Helen Lynn in October.  Surprisingly, she made … Continue reading “Kidney transplant for little girl goes smoothly – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner”