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Transplants involve the donation of organs from one person to another and are the best possible treatment for most people with organ failure. Kidney transplants are the most commonly performed. Transplants of the heart, liver and lungs are also regularly

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Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Using tissue engineering, researchers show a way forward for treating type 1 diabetes by implanting insulin-producing islet cells under the skin.

New method for organ transplant monitoring promises better care for patients

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Using a combination of DNA sequencing and computer science techniques, a team of researchers has developed a new method for monitoring the health of organ transplant patients - one that promises to...

US transplant centers frequently refuse deceased donor kidneys

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that deceased donor kidneys are typically offered and declined many times before being accepted for transplantation.

Donor-recipient tissue mismatch analysis may help personalize treatment after transplant

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a detailed examination of the degree of tissue type mismatch between donors and recipients can help determine how much medication an individual recipient will need after...

Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tiny implantable 'seeds' of tissue produce fully functional livers.Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure.

18 months after double hand transplant, child is now able to write, and feed and dress himself independently

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The world's first double hand transplant in a child has been successful under carefully considered circumstances.

Graft-versus-host disease: Types, treatment, and outlook

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, is a serious condition that can be fatal. In this article, learn about the types of GVHD, and how it is treated.

Kidney transplants: Many discarded kidneys could prolong life

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that many discarded kidneys, even those with poor biopsy results, could have been kept for transplants in the future, research shows.

Earliest molecular events leading to organ rejection identified in mice

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a...

Kidney graft success - does age and sex matter?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies.

3-D-printed scaffolds restore ovary function in infertile mice

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Infertile female mice ovulate, mate, give birth to pups, and nurse them, after researchers implant them with bioprosthetic ovaries made using 3-D printing.

Study finds low rate of cancer screening among transplant patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population.

New anti-rejection drug reduces weight gain and enhances outcomes for liver transplant recipients

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious...

Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of...

Pancreas transplant: Use, what to expect, and recovery

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a pancreas transplant, who needs a pancreas transplant, and what should be expected? What are the risks of pancreas surgery?

Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that the success of a kidney transplant may rely in part on a kidney donor's weight and sex, factors that are not typically considered when choosing a recipient for a deceased...

Researchers discover test for earlier detection of transplant rejection

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Approximately 30,000 organ transplants occur in the United States each year.

Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after...

Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications.

Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not...

HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant - especially from living donors - than their uninfected counterparts.

Dr. Olga Jonasson: Competency defeats gender bias

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

We look at how Dr. Olga Jonasson - America's first woman to head a surgical department - helped shape leadership opportunities for today's female surgeons.

Critically ill children can still undergo liver transplantation and survive

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Advancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation.

Brain Tumor: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of brain tumor and associated risk factors. What different treatment options are available?

Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have grown pancreases in rats using mouse stem cells. Transplanting the organs in mice with type 1 diabetes was found to reverse the disease.