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Donor organs go waste in Britain


February 13th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Dozens of donor organs including kidneys meant for transplant go waste every year in Britain because of damages caused while being removed from dead patients, according ... Read more...

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Family gets 1,150 pounds for heart ‘donation’ blunder


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The family of an organ donor whose heart was removed against his wishes at a British hospital has been compensated 1,150 pounds ($1,700).The family received the ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human heart in lab


April 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Scientists are growing human hearts in lab which they believe could start beating within weeks, offering hope to millions of cardiac patients. The experiment is a ... Read more...

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Live human heart grown in lab offers new hope to cardiac patients


April 4th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): American researchers are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients.And they believe the their artificial heart could start beating within weeks.The experiment is ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human liver tissue for transplantation


January 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have attained success in growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures.This liver tissue could be used in place of donor ... Read more...

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Man-made kidney could do away with dialysis, donor organs


September 7th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) An artificial kidney implant that would work as well as a natural organ is in the offing. The first prototype of the device just unveiled by the US ... Read more...

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Artificial lungs offers hope to transplant patients


July 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have been able to grow artificial lungs that function in rats.They hope that a similar technique could one day engineer donor organs for humans.Currently, donor organs are ... Read more...

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Advance made towards development of transplantable replacement livers


June 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A team led by researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed functional, transplantable rat liver grafts.The technique may someday allow ... Read more...

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Soon, therapeutic socks for diabetics


March 11th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new nitric oxide-releasing cloth that may come handy in making a wrap for donor organs and therapeutic socks for diabetics.According to Texas scientists ... Read more...

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Pig lungs could soon be transplanted into humans


February 4th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Following a medical breakthrough, pig lungs could be transplanted into humans to overcome a shortage of donor organs, a media report said Thursday citing Australian scientists. Scientists have paved ... Read more...

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First UK patient receives ‘reconditioned’ lungs in pioneering surgery


December 16th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A British man has been given unusable donor lungs that were 'reconditioned' to make them suitable for use.Scientists have hailed the pioneering operation as having the potential to ... Read more...

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Stem cells hold great promise for regenerating insulin-secreting tissues (Part - II)


July 20th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Vikas AhluwaliaIn his view, while cadaveric islets are currently the mainstay of endocrine cell replacement, alternative cell sources, such as stem cells hold great promise to provide a ready ... Read more...

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Stem cells hold great promise for regenerating insulin-secreting tissues (Part - I)


July 20th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Vikas AhluwaliaNew Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by a deficit in cell mass and a failure of glucose homeostasis. Both circumstances result in a ... Read more...

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First 3 patients fitted with next-generation mechanical heart pumps in US


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Three patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre have become the first to be implanted with a next-generation artificial heart pump called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System in ... Read more...

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HIV patients can have long-term kidney transplant survival rates too


January 20th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, if certain risk factors for transplant ... Read more...

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‘Snow flea protein’ could help improve organ preservation


July 26th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of creating antifreeze protein that helps billions of Canadian snow fleas survive frigid winters. These lab-produced proteins could have practical uses in extending ... Read more...

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Kidney transplants carried out at night are less successful


July 16th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A survey conducted by urologists and internists at the University of Bonn has found that kidney transplants carried out at night require a further operation more than ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord stem cells may offer treatment for hepatic diseases


July 4th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stem cells derived from human umbilical cord may offer a treatment option for hepatic diseases.Researchers from Universities of Granada and ... Read more...

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UK Govt. to fund transplant therapy programme for diabetics


February 11th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 11 (ANI): The Department of Health in the UK has agreed to fund a national programme to improve the availability of a groundbreaking transplant treatment for diabetes, which involves the ... Read more...

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