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Article ID: 694882

Clues Found to Early Lung Transplant Failure

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University have uncovered cells that flow into and harm the lung soon after transplant. The resulting dysfunction is the leading cause of early death after lung transplantation. The discovery, in mice, may lead to drug therapies that target the destructive cells.

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21-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694390

The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant

University of Utah Health

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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11-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694649

Alcohol Use Before Lung Transplant Increases Time in Hospital and on Ventilator

Loyola University Health System

Lung transplant patients who showed evidence of alcohol use before their transplants spent more time in the hospital and on the ventilator, a Loyola University Chicago Study has found. Researchers said abstaining from alcohol prior to lung transplants could improve outcomes.

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15-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694389

Multiple Myeloma: A Bold Study to Make Allografting Safer and More Efficient

Universite de Montreal

Dr. Jean Roy hopes to someday cure patients with multiple myeloma, one of the most common (and still incurable) bone marrow cancers, thanks to a new molecule called UM171 discovered by scientists at Université de Montréal.

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11-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694348

IU School of Medicine Forms Research Collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC

Indiana University

Indiana University researchers are using the school's cutting-edge 3D bioprinting technology to print organ models from genetically engineered pig cells.

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10-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694263

UAB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Transplant in Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Since 1968, UAB Medicine has performed more than 14,000 life-saving organ transplants.

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9-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694170

Mother Donates Kidney to Save Her Daughter’s Life, Advocates for Donor Awareness

Seattle Children's Hospital

At 4 months old, Raegen was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome.Early on in Raegen Allard’s life, her mother, Francisca Allard, noticed something wasn’t quite right with her beautiful daughter. Raegen would seem upset after she ate and her stomach was enlarged. She also had a bruise around her belly button, which worried Allard further.

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7-May-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694059

NIH Researchers Develop 'Hibernation in a Dish' to Study How Animals Adapt to the Cold

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation. Their findings could be a step toward extending storage of human donor tissues awaiting transplantation and protecting traumatic brain injury patients who undergo induced hypothermia. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings were published in the May 3 issue of Cell.

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4-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693792

Research Sheds Light on Federal Cuts’ Potential Impact on Heart Procedures

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with end-stage heart failure seeking OHT and LVAD implantation will be drastically affected if the proposed cuts are implemented, according to UAB research.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693506

Organ Donors and Recipients Share Extraordinary Stories at Loyola Candle-lighting Ceremony

Loyola University Health System

Organ transplant patients and donors shared their extraordinary stories during Loyola Medicine's 27th annual Candle-lighting Ceremony. Among the speakers were a pastor who gave a kidney to a member of his church and a daughter who saved her mother's life by giving up a part of her liver.

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25-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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