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How 3-D-printed blood vessels may help organ transplantation

One of the largest hurdles scientists face when engineering livers, kidneys or other large artificial tissues is keeping the cells alive. Today, tissue engineers rely on the body's ability to grow blood vessels. They implant engineered tissue scaffolds inside the recipient's...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2016.

source: ASTS

Have you paid your ASTS dues? Payment was due Dec. 31, 2015. Allowing your membership to lapse impacts your ability to register for meetings at member rates and your AJT subscription; delivery to those who have not yet paid membership dues will stop as of March.

source: ASTS

For ASTS members looking to be more active in the Society, one good way is to nominate yourself for an ASTS committee! You can also nominate someone else you feel is a good candidate for a committee. Nominations close Feb. 28.

source: ASTS

Individuals who underwent solid-organ transplants appeared more likely to die of cancer than those in the general population, according to a study conducted in Canada. Solid-organ transplant recipients are at greater risk for developing...

source: Healio

Already accustomed to sharing a bone marrow transplant program, Sharp HealthCare and the UC San Diego Health System are broadening their collaboration to include liver transplantation. The two organizations have finalized a deal designed to streamline joint management of...

source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

The need to expand the organ donor pool remains a formidable challenge in kidney transplantation. The use of expanded criteria donors represents one approach, but kidney discard rates are high because of concerns...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

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