Making liver tissue in the lab for transplants and drug screening

Engineered liver tissue could have a range of important uses, from transplants in patients suffering from the organ’s failure to pharmaceutical testing. Now scientists report in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry the development of such a tissue, which closely mimics the liver’s complicated microstructure and function more effectively than existing models. The liver serves a critical … Continue reading “Making liver tissue in the lab for transplants and drug screening”

Transplant Centers Often Reject Potential Donor Livers For Sickest Patients In Need – Science 2.0

Some patients are in desperate need of a liver transplant, so why do many livers go unused by centers across the nation? Patients on the liver transplant wait list are ranked according to their Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, an objective measure used to predict the risk of death on the wait list … Continue reading “Transplant Centers Often Reject Potential Donor Livers For Sickest Patients In Need – Science 2.0”

Drug improves survival rate for kidney transplant patients – UPI.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 (UPI) — The drug belatacept, sold as Nulojix, showed better organ survival in kidney transplant recipients than the current standard of care, according to a multi-year, worldwide study. Researchers at Emory University and the University of California San Francisco found the drug slashed the risk of death or organ rejection nearly … Continue reading “Drug improves survival rate for kidney transplant patients – UPI.com”

Community showing support for Indiana girl who needs second organ transplant – Fox 59

Please enable Javascript to watch this video (Jan. 21, 2015) — An Indiana girl is in the fight of her life. Living with a rare disease and now she needs a second organ transplant. A local community has come up with a unique way to support the family and bring awareness to organ donation. At … Continue reading “Community showing support for Indiana girl who needs second organ transplant – Fox 59”

Miracle transplant baby’s parents admit they were planning funeral – but now look at her – Mirror.co.uk

This miracle baby has returned home seven weeks to the day since her life-saving heart transplant. And as “Super” Scarlett Hope Coleman’s proud parents gaze lovingly at her, they admit: “We were planning her funeral – but now look at her!” The moment her family longed for finally happened last night, with the adorable six-month-old … Continue reading “Miracle transplant baby’s parents admit they were planning funeral – but now look at her – Mirror.co.uk”

Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western US to undergo novel therapy – Stanford Medical Center Report

Email Tweet Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western U.S. to undergo novel therapy Listing Oswaldo Jimenez for a transplant was just the beginning. His doctors needed to perform what is referred to as a “bridge-to-transplant” solution, one that would sustain his organs until transplant could be done. Jan 21 2016 Oswaldo Jimenez (bottom, second … Continue reading “Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western US to undergo novel therapy – Stanford Medical Center Report”

Youths needing lung transplants may have shorter waits – KRQE News 13

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One in four children in the U.S. who need lung transplants is on the waiting list at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the few hospitals that perform the surgeries. Their waiting time is expected to get shorter after new rules go into effect this year that will expand the geographic … Continue reading “Youths needing lung transplants may have shorter waits – KRQE News 13”

Dad shares the incredible moment son wakes up from heart transplant – My Fox Boston

by: HotTopics.tv Updated: Jan 24, 2016 – 3:31 PM Michigan teen’s father shares his sons first words after waking up from heart transplant surgery. Detroit, Mich. — A heartwarming video of a teen waking up for the first time after heart transplant surgery is gaining attention nationwide. Trevor Sullivan, 15, was diagnosed with severe cardiomyopathy … Continue reading “Dad shares the incredible moment son wakes up from heart transplant – My Fox Boston”

Benefit Raises Funds for Rice Teen in Need of Kidney Transplant [VIDEO] – WJON News

[embedded content]Subscribe to AM 1240 WJON on SAUK RAPIDS – A spaghetti dinner benefit is being held today (Sunday) from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Benton Station to help raise funds for Dylan Roses. The 16-year-old from Rice is in need of a kidney transplant surgery. Roses was first diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease … Continue reading “Benefit Raises Funds for Rice Teen in Need of Kidney Transplant [VIDEO] – WJON News”

Teenager returns home after double lung transplant – RTE.ie

Dean O’Connor was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was seven weeks old. A 15-year-old boy who had a double lung transplant in England on Christmas Eve has returned to Dublin. Dean O’Connor was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was seven weeks old. Prior to his operation, the teenager had 29% lung function. Following … Continue reading “Teenager returns home after double lung transplant – RTE.ie”