December 8, 2014

Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality for Organs for Transplantation

(Bioethics) – There are not enough solid organs available to meet the needs of patients with organ failure. Thousands of patients every year die on the waiting lists for transplantation. Yet there is one currently available, underutilized, potential source of … Read More

December 8, 2014

Scientists Seek to Improve Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Using DNA Sequencing, Mathematical Modeling

(News-Medical) – Is the human immune system similar to the weather, a seemingly random yet dynamical system that can be modeled based on past conditions to predict future states? Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center’s award-winning Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) … Read More

December 3, 2014

Scientists Investigate Veto Cell Technology to Treat Blood Cancers, Bone Marrow Transplants

(News-Medical) – Overcoming graft rejection is the main obstacle when it comes to stem cell regeneration or organ transplantation. Current treatment includes the use of systemic immunosuppression, which leaves the patient at risk for opportunistic infections. Scientists now are investigating … Read More

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