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Young transplant recipient gets 3-D models of his damaged heart

September 12, 2019

When Mason Thomas needed a heart transplant at age six, he asked to see his damaged heart so…
Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

February 22, 2019

Too often, it’s only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ…
Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection

January 28, 2019

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected…
Liver Transplants Double for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

January 24, 2019

The proportion of U.S. liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) has doubled in the last 15 years,…
Poo transplant effective treatment for chronic Bowel condition

January 18, 2019

Poo transplant or “Faecal microbiota transplantation” (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the…
On the biomed menu: Mini-organs, organ-on-a-chip

October 31, 2018

When it comes to biology, fiction often predates reality, sometimes by centuries. Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” epitomizes how much one…
New treatment prevents transplant rejection

October 16, 2018

A new treatment strategy could increase the success rate of stem cell transplants, according to University of Queensland researchers. The…
First Canadian face transplant performed in Montreal

September 19, 2018

In a Canadian first, a team of surgeons from Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal), led by the distinguished…
Scientists found a better way to grow a 3D liver tissue from stem cells

August 29, 2018

It is a terrible situation when your life depends on others. But that is how a lot of…
Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds

August 27, 2018

Acute Liver Failure occurs when a healthy liver is so seriously damaged it can no longer regrow and…
Tackling T Cells

August 3, 2018

A pair of new studies led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital looks to…
Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

June 14, 2018

UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents who…
A Challenge Fit for CRISPR

June 6, 2018

Over the past few years, researchers led by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical…
Under pressure: Forces from fluid in the developing lung play an essential role in organ development

January 24, 2018

Working with mouse tissue, the research team discovered that fluid pressure felt by embryonic lungs helps control the…
Groundbreaking surgery to restore eye sensation

January 19, 2018

Michigan Medicine surgeons are helping patients who have lost sensation in their cornea (link is external)regain feeling in their eye through…
Combining machine and nanoparticles for better transplant outcomes

November 30, 2017

By combining the use of drug-carrying nanoparticles with an organ-preserving machine, Yale researchers have developed a procedure that…
New organ transplant monitoring promises better patient care

August 7, 2017

Using a combination of DNA sequencing and computer science, a team of researchers has developed a new method…
Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant

July 20, 2017

Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans suffering from these…
Hidden immune cells cause lung transplant failure

June 15, 2017

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that a subset of immune cells called nonclassical monocytes (NCMs), previously unknown to…
New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

June 6, 2017

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate…
Researchers engineer new, working liver tissue by manipulating stem cells

September 6, 2016

A research team led by investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has generated…
Goodbye, implants rejection!

August 4, 2016

Physicists of Moscow State University have created a magnetic field which helps avoid implants rejection A group of…
Three Southeast Michigan health systems collaborate for historic 3-way kidney swap

October 23, 2015

Six lives, three kidneys and one goal. Thanks to a collaborative effort by three area health systems, the…
‘Heart in a box’ aims to boost viability of donor organs

September 17, 2015

UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is one of seven medical programs in the United States testing a device…
Eyes Sealed Shut: Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 5, 2015

TAU researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplants Some 30,000 years ago, prehistoric…
3D printed device can save lives of babies with tracheobronchomalacia

April 30, 2015

3D printed things are currently all over the news. They are used in space, in prototyping electronics and…
Study shows even injured kidneys can be used for transplants

March 13, 2015

Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However,…
A Heartbeat Away? Hybrid “Patch” Could Replace Transplants

September 30, 2014

TAU researcher harnesses gold nanoparticles to engineer novel biocompatible cardiac patch Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac…
Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

September 30, 2014

The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1 million grant…
Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants

August 21, 2014

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding…
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