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Powerful gene editing could make pigs perfect organ donors

By modifying genes in pig embryos, scientists think they may have found a way to make pigs suitable organ donors for humans. Led by Harvard geneticist George Church, the work was presented recently at a meeting of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Church and his colleagues...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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When people languish on a wait-list for a kidney transplant, they may start to consider a desperate measure: Traveling to a country where they can buy a donor kidney on the black market. But beyond the legal and ethical pitfalls, experts say, the health risks are not worth...

source: HealthDay via WebMD

The 2015 pipeline report on liver transplantation covers information on therapeutic assessments by molecule type, route of administration, monotherapy and combination products along with discontinued and inactive liver transplantation pipeline projects.

source: WhaTech

Few studies have explored whether the type of LT, deceased donor LT (DDLT) or living donor LT (LDLT), impacts long-term renal outcomes. We performed a retrospective analysis of 220 LT recipients at our institution to study...

source: Clinical Trasnplantation (login required)

HIV infection has no impact on prognosis of liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online Oct. 30 in Hepatology. Fernando Agüero, M.D., from the University of Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues examined the outcome...

source: HealthDay via Doctors Lounge

By modifying genes in pig embryos, scientists think they may have found a way to make pigs suitable organ...

source: By Chelsea Adams

The emerging epidemic of older patients with cirrhosis has led to a sharp increase in the number of ≥65 year olds considering liver transplantation (LT). However, clinicians lack objective measures...

source: Liver Transplantation (login required)


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