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Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...n the first few weeks of the baby's life, when the donor
marrow takes holdquickest. Waiting until after the...y haveno T-cells to attack and destroy the foreign donor
marrow, as is the casewith cancer patients. "Patients with SCID have no immune systems to reje...
Gene Therapy Enables Transplantation Without Immunosuppressive Drugs
...irst, a gene therapy strategy was usedto alter the donor
liver prior to surgery so that the immune system o...udy, a one-time gene therapy treatment of only the donor
liver made therecipient's immune system tolerant of the new organ without the need for anyfurther im...
Africa At The Turning Point
...for a partnership among governments in the region, donor
nations and the private sector, PAI calls on gover...the need for continued assistance from the wealthy donor
nations. PAI recommends that donors increase support for family planning and related health care fro...
Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells
...o the less-invasive cell transplant procedure. The donor
liver cellsinfused into the patient came from a li...id. The liver cells were isolated from the donor
liver by Dr. Strom and histeam at the University of Pittsburgh and transported by air carrier to UNM...
Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening
...oenolpyruvate may act as a phosphoryl donor
comes from slight sequence homology of the R1 protein to the PEP synthases from different bacteria. The question of a phosphoryl acceptor is far more difficult to address, as the different intermediates between ADP-glucose a...
Researchers Unable To Document Existence Of Transient HIV Infection In Infants
...o confirm transient infection, viralstrains in the donor
must be genetically linked to viral strains in the... recommend using separate laboratories to evaluate donor
andrecipient specimens, with reagents prepared separately by different personnel. "Our negat...
ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute
...o be the grandson of Harvey Nininger, the original donor
of ASU's NiningerMeteorite Collection, the largest university collection of meteorites in the world. Statement from ASU Interim Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Jonathan Fink "ASU's participation in ...
Researchers Discover Way To Grow New Kidneys In Rats
... kidneys that may oneday lessen the need for human donor
organs. When they placed a developing ratkidney inside the abdominal cavity of an adult rat, it became a smaller versionof an adult kidney. "The organs look just like normal rat kidneys," says lead scientist MarcR. Hammerman, M.D., the Chrom...
University Of Pittsburgh Reports Novel Ways To Improve Transplant Acceptance At
Transplantation Society Meeting
...ion Institute. One catch, however, is that donor
dendritic cells transplanted togetherwith an organ...art grafts in mice compared with mice who received donor
hearts and DCs thathad not been genetically modified with TGF$1. "In another tissue culture ...
First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature
...lu cloningtechnique. Using a special pipette, the donor
nucleus is microinjected into an eggwhose nucleus ...,"said Dr. Wakayama, the study's lead author. The donor
nuclei came from cumulus cells, which surround developing eggswithin the ovaries of female mice. Eac...
Enzyme's Structure Yields Blueprint For Antibiotic Resistance
...me promotes the transfer of an acetyl group from a donor
molecule to arecipient molecule. "The three-dimens...tructure shows us how the enzymepositions both the donor
and the recipient so that the transfer can occur,"Burley says. Using a technique called "threading,"...
NASA Using Space Incubator To Understand Breast Cancer
...hmond was connected to a breast cancer susceptible donor
of the mammary tissue now used in his laboratory b...To reduce her breast cancer risk to near-zero, the donor
elected to have a double mastectomy. Her breast tissues now comprise a large, perfectly matched s...
Weird Creatures Have Some Lessons For Organ Transplants
...dds that recipients could have a greater choice of donor
organs, improvingtheir chances of a good match. But she cautions that the quality of transplantorgans must be maintained during long-term storage. "The condition of organs iscrucial and I wouldn't want to compromise condition for time."...
Wisconsin Scientists Culture Elusive Embryonic Stem Cells
...ping to negate the problem of the limited supplyof donor
organs, and can be genetically engineered outside the body to escapeimmune attack," Odorico said. These "experiments have opened up some exciting new areas of research fortransplant surgeons," he added. Additional Information: Fact Sheet Animatio...
Drug Therapy Shows Promise In Preventing Hepatitis Infection In Transplant Recipients Who Receive Hepatitis B Positive Livers, Says One Study
...ve a patient's life is totransplant a liver from a donor
who tests positive for hepatitis B (anti-HBcpositive), a surgeon may do so even if it places the recipient at an increasedrisk for becoming infected with the virus. Post-transplant hepatitis Binfection, which is usually evident within six months, is...
Idun Pharmaceuticals Identifies Cell Type And Molecular Pathway Involved In TransplantationRelated Liver Damage
...prived of oxygen while itis in transit between the donor
and recipient. This deprivation is known asischemia. Upon attachment to the recipient's circulatory system, blood andoxygen flow to the liver is re-established, a process known as reperfusion.While researchers have known that the ischemia/reperfusi...
Cells From Mother Can Boost Success Of Sibling-To-Sibling Kidney Transplants
... - proteins on the surface of cells - matchbetween donor
and recipient. Fewer antigen matches mean a greate...rmined that adrastically outnumbered population of donor
white blood cells coated withmaternal antigens was able to suppress the recipient's expected immune ...
Columbia Researchers Synthesize Compound With Possible Link To MacularDegeneration; Work Is Critical To Pinpointing Causes Of Disease, Scientists Say
...e to isolate and quantify compounds fromindividual donor
eyes, including the vitamin A derivative, called A...dred of the University of Missouri-Columbia, using donor
eyes, isolated a tinyamount - millionths of a gram - of the substance. In 1996, Naomi Sakai, apostd...
Duke Study Shows Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Is Viable Treatment For Genetic Disorders
...ure blood cells. The tissue-type match between the donor
and recipientdoesn't need to be as close as in bone marrow transplants, probably due to thatsame immaturity of cells in the cord blood that would normally trigger rejectionof tissue, researchers said. Replacing the bone marrow, in essence, re...
Clues To Transplant Tolerance Linked To Infectious Disease Immunity Cell Traffic Key, Say Authors In New England Journal of Medicine
...nces like those in micro-organisms and cellsfrom a donor
organ-migrate through the body to take up residenc.... Starzl observed that chimerism-thecoexistence of donor
and recipient immune cells-was a condition present intransplant recipients who had survived with the...
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