Transplant News for June 9th

Transplant News for June 9th from 16:34:

  • Lab-made organ raises hope for liver transplant – The Times of India – Japanese researchers have created a functioning human liver from stemcells, a report said on Friday, raising hopes for the manufacture of artificial organs for those in need of transplants.

    A team of scientists transplanted induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into the body of a mouse, where it grew into a small, but working, human liver, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.

    Stemcells are frequently harvested from embryos, which are then discarded, a practice some people find morally objectionable. But iPS cells – which have the potential to develop into any body tissue – can be taken from adults.

    Read more (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Lab-made-organ-raises-hope-for-liver-transplant/articleshow/13947114.cms)

  • Transplant breakthrough leading to cures – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports – LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Research from the University of Louisville is getting top honors this week at the American Transplant Conference in Boston. Using a transplant protocol pioneered by Dr. Suzanne Ildstad, kidney transplant patients are living life without harmful anti-rejection medications.

    "It's wonderful, I feel better than I've felt for years. I really feel like I've gotten some kind of fountain of youth" said Rob Waddell.

    He's among the first in the country to receive an unmatched kidney using the breakthrough protocol.

    Read more (http://www.wave3.com/story/18741620/transplant-breakthrough-medicines-new-cure)

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