Human umbilical cord blood cells aid diabetic wound healing

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2011) — Transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) has been found to “significantly accelerate” wound closure in diabetic mouse models, said a team of Korean researchers publishing …

First liver transplant patients receive experimental drug to prevent hepatitis C infection

Boston, Mass. — Following a successful Phase 1 study for safety, researchers at MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced the beginning of a Phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of a human mono…

Metabolic syndrome found in 52 percent of patients after liver transplantation

Researchers from Israel have determined that more than half of liver transplant recipients develop post-transplantation metabolic syndrome (PTMS), placing them at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Prior to transplantation only 5% of the patie…

New test announced for major killer of lung transplant patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe.
University of Michigan …

New test announced for major killer of lung transplant patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe.
University of Michigan …

Organ procurement air transportation displays poor safety record

The transplant community was largely unaware of sub-standard transportation practices for donor organs until a number of fatal air crashes took the lives of transplant personnel, calling attention to procurement aviation safety. A new report highlig…

Obese children experience later mortality post liver transplantation

A new study from the University of Washington reported obese children are at increased mortality risk in later years following primary liver transplantation (LT). Pediatric patients who are thin or severely thin, experience an early mortality risk -…

King’s College London reveals promising techniques for extending the life of an organ transplant

Experts from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Transplantation at King’s College London, based at Guy’s Hospital, have revealed exciting new scientific developments for people with an organ transplant, intended to help prevent rejection …

Hispanics and Asians less likely to receive liver transplants

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, both in Ann Arbor, have identified geographic variation as a key factor accounting for disparities in access to liver transplantation among racial and ethnic grou…

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