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Article ID: 689707

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Launch Living Donor Liver Transplant Program

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

To expand access to life-saving liver transplants for those in need, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine have unveiled a new living donor liver transplant program. It performed its first such transplant with success in late January.

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Graduate Student Recognized as Southern Plain’s Transportation Center Student of the Year by Council of University Transportation Centers

University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Nur Hossain, a graduate research assistant from the University of Oklahoma, was named the 2018 Southern Plain’s Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year – one of the most prestigious awards given by the SPTC under the National University Transportation Center program.

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Article ID: 688943

Search for Genetically Stable Bioengineered Gut and Liver Tissue Advances

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Before medical science can bioengineer human organs in a lab for therapeutic use, two remaining hurdles are ensuring genetic stability—so the organs are free from the risk of tumor growth—and producing organ tissues of sufficient volume and size for viable transplant into people. Scientists report in Stem Cell Reports achieving both goals with a new production method for bioengineered human gut and liver tissues.

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    7-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 687482

SLAS Scientific Journals Honor Achievement by Authors and Reviewers

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery (formerly the Journal of Biomolecular Screening) and SLAS Technology (formerly the Journal of Laboratory Automation), both published by SLAS (Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening) in partnership with SAGE Publishing, hosted a special reception to celebrate the 2018 SLAS Journal Achievement Award honorees on Feb. 6 at SLAS2018, the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, held Feb. 3-7, 2018, in San Diego, CA.

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Vanderbilt’s Heart Transplant Program Reaches New Record

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

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Moffitt Researchers Identify New Target to Reduce Risk of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD. Their new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows a drug that targets the protein JAK2 may reduce the risk of GVHD.

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Device Keeps Donor Kidneys Healthy Outside the Body Until Transplant

University Health Network (UHN)

A deceased donor kidney has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time in North America.

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NYU Langone Health Launches New Lung Transplant Program

NYU Langone Health

The Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health launches new lung transplant program.

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29-Jan-2018 8:30 AM EST
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Method Assesses How Well Dialysis Clinics Refer Patients for Transplantation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A new method is useful for assessing how well individual dialysis facilities are referring patients for kidney transplantation. • When the method was applied to dialysis facilities in Georgia, researchers found that most of the variation in referrals for transplantation were due to characteristics within the dialysis facilities rather than patient characteristics.

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The Eye Is Not Immune to Immunity

Thomas Jefferson University

Contrary to long-established dogma, the eye can host an active immune response that could both heal injury and contribute to loss of vision.

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