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Released: 22-Feb-2024 10:25 AM EST
BMI OrganBank, Atrium Health and LifeShare Carolinas Partner to Launch Nation's First Organ Banking Technology
BMI OrganBank

Atrium Health's Division of Abdominal Transplant, Carolinas Medical Center (DAT Atrium), LifeShare Carolinas, one of nation's leading Organ Procurement Organizations, and BMI OrganBank, a developer of organ perfusion systems based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced today that their organizations have partnered to develop and launch the nation's first Organ Banking technology, which will greatly expand the possibilities for organ preservation and reconditioning.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Long COVID can happen to anyone. Keep up with the latest research on Long COVID on Newswise
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Stay informed! These are the latest research articles on "Long COVID" from the Coronavirus News Source on Newswise.

Newswise: Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing
Released: 21-Feb-2024 3:00 AM EST
Mitochondrial activation in transplanted cells promotes regenerative therapy for heart healing
Hokkaido University

Regenerative therapy to treat heart failure is more effective when the mitochondria of the regenerative cells are activated prior to treatment.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST
Ochsner Children’s Hospital advocates to close the gap in pediatric heart care
Ochsner Health

As the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana and the only program in the state to offer advanced mechanical support options for pediatric cardiology patients, Ochsner Children’s Hospital is committed to advocating for additional medical devices to enhance its high-quality care to pediatric patients awaiting transplant.

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Released: 14-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Two Texas transplant programs team up to save lives
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two hard-to-match transplant patients 250 miles apart are starting 2024 on a new path to healthy lives.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Updating allocation algorithms could help donor hearts reach the transplant patients who need them most
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine researchers led the development of a new risk score for prioritizing heart transplant candidates based on medical urgency, incorporating objective clinical measurements to offer a more precise and fair alternative to the current system.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Mount Sinai Researchers Receive $5 Million Gift From the Blavatnik Family Foundation to Expand Revolutionary Organ Perfusion Platform
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute has received a $5 million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, pledged across five years.

Newswise: “ViaBus,” an innovation by Chula engineering alumni, wins the DEmark Award 2023 in Thailand and the Good Design Award (G-Mark) in Japan
Released: 12-Feb-2024 8:55 AM EST
“ViaBus,” an innovation by Chula engineering alumni, wins the DEmark Award 2023 in Thailand and the Good Design Award (G-Mark) in Japan
Chulalongkorn University

Congratulations to the ViaBus Application, developed by alumni of Chula Faculty of Engineering, for winning Thailand’s Design Excellence Award (DEmark) 2023 in the category of Systems, Services, Digital Platform, Online Interface Design, Apps for Smartphones and Tablets, Website.

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5-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
3D Ice Printing can Create Artificial Blood Vessels in Engineered Tissue
Biophysical Society

Over 100,000 individuals in the United States are currently in need of organ transplants. The demand for organs, such as hearts, kidneys, and livers, far exceeds the available supply and people sometimes wait years to receive a donated organ.

   
Newswise: Lung Transplant Recipient's Generous Donation Creates Rehabilitation Area for Patients Recovering from Transplant
Released: 8-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Lung Transplant Recipient's Generous Donation Creates Rehabilitation Area for Patients Recovering from Transplant
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine recently celebrated the dedication of the Chris and Neil Blitstein Rehabilitation Track with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC).

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Released: 2-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
A Record Year for Cedars-Sinai Transplant Patients
Cedars-Sinai

The Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 652 solid organ transplants in 2023, far outpacing Cedars-Sinai’s internal record set just one year ago, when surgeons completed 583 transplants.

Newswise: Record year for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center saves 739 lives
Released: 1-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Record year for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center saves 739 lives
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) established a new record in calendar year 2023 for total solid organ transplants, performing 739 lifesaving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

Newswise: UNC Hospitals Performs First Domino Liver Transplant in Decades
Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
UNC Hospitals Performs First Domino Liver Transplant in Decades
University of North Carolina Health Care System

Chirag Desai, MD, FACS, an abdominal organ transplant and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgeon at UNC Hospitals, performed a “domino” liver transplant, which helped two patients from a single donor without splitting a liver.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
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Released: 25-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
#ASC2024: Ethnicity as survival predictor for gastric cancer, early liver retransplantation, risk factors for chemical restraint use among adult trauma patients and more
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Surgeons and scientists at UCLA Health will present data on the latest basic science, translational and health services research that has the potential to improve patient care at the 19th annual Academic Surgical (ASC) Congress in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6 to 8.

Released: 23-Jan-2024 12:00 PM EST
ARVO Foundation announces 2023 Point of View Award winners
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation congratulates Neil Lagali, PhD (Linköping University, Sweden) and Mehrdad Rafat, PhD  (LinkoCare Life Sciences AB /NaturaLens AB, Sweden) — recipients of the 2023 Point of View Award.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
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Released: 8-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
"Heart-in-a-Box" Technology Expands Access to Organs for Transplant
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine recently completed its first transplant using TransMedics Organ Care System™ (OCS™), commonly referred to as "Heart-in-a-Box."

Released: 4-Jan-2024 2:00 PM EST
Starting a family with the help of science: The latest research in Fertility
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Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Performs 500th Liver Transplant
Released: 3-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Performs 500th Liver Transplant
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has performed its 500th liver transplant—a milestone achievement that only a handful of pediatric centers in the country have reached.

Newswise: Pioneering study indicates a potential treatment for corneal endothelial disease, reducing the need for corneal transplants
Released: 3-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Pioneering study indicates a potential treatment for corneal endothelial disease, reducing the need for corneal transplants
Elsevier

Findings from a pioneering study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, reveal that administration of the neuropeptide α-melanocyte–stimulating hormone (α-MSH) promotes corneal healing and restores normal eye function to an otherwise degenerating and diseased cornea by providing protection against cell death and promoting cell regeneration.

Released: 29-Dec-2023 2:30 PM EST
Endocrine Society applauds Ohio governor veto of state ban on gender-affirming care for minors
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society, the world’s oldest and largest professional medical society devoted to the study and treatment of hormone-related conditions, applauds Governor Mike Dewine’s veto of a proposed Ohio law that would have banned gender-affirming care for minors.

Newswise: Predicting Lymphoma Patients’ Treatment Outcomes
Released: 21-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Predicting Lymphoma Patients’ Treatment Outcomes
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have discovered a new way to predict whether a cancer of the immune system will recur in patients treated with a bone marrow transplant.

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
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With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Newswise: Iowa State researchers discover crucial step in creating blood stem cells
Released: 19-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Iowa State researchers discover crucial step in creating blood stem cells
Iowa State University

A microbial sensor that helps identify and fight bacterial infections also plays a key role in the embryonic development of blood stem cells, valuable new insight in the effort to create patient-derived blood stem cells that could eliminate the need for bone marrow transplants.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Performs Milestone 300th Organ Transplant on Grateful 37-Year-Old Patient from Teaneck
Released: 18-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Performs Milestone 300th Organ Transplant on Grateful 37-Year-Old Patient from Teaneck
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is now part of an elite group of hospitals in the U.S. to have performed more than 300 kidney transplants in one year.

Released: 15-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
UChicago Medicine among the first in the country to offer newly approved sickle cell gene therapies
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital will be among the first in the country to offer gene therapy for sickle cell disease after regulators approved two new treatments.

Newswise: Study: Solid Organ Transplant Patients Benefit From COVID-19 Treatment
Released: 15-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Study: Solid Organ Transplant Patients Benefit From COVID-19 Treatment
Cedars-Sinai

New research from Cedars-Sinai’s Comprehensive Transplant Center found that a monoclonal antibody treatment reduced the risk of COVID-19 in a large group of solid organ transplant patients who were administered the drug as a preventive measure against the disease.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
The 2024 STS Annual Meeting – A Global Convening on Advances in Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 60th Annual Meeting, featuring late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative cardiothoracic surgery products.

Newswise: A Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Released: 12-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
A Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A national, multicenter clinical trial (BMT CTN 1507) of low-dose haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplant to treat severe sickle cell disease found the treatment to be safe and curative for adults with serious sickle cell-related health complications. 

Released: 12-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
A Lifesaving Chain, A Global First: Penn Medicine Sets a Worldwide Record with 100 Kidney Paired Donation Transplants in a Year
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

For thousands of people around the world waiting for a kidney, paired exchange serves as a beacon of hope. One person's willingness to undergo the act of Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) often sets in motion a chain of beautiful and selfless acts, where individuals give and receive the chance for a better life.

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Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
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Released: 5-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Under-the-skin implant could treat Type I diabetes
Cornell University

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and University of Alberta, Edmonton, has created a new technique to treat Type 1 diabetes: implanting a device inside a pocket under the skin that can secrete insulin while avoiding the immunosuppression that typically stymies management of the disease.

Newswise: Experts in Transplantation, Engineered Cells and Pediatrics Join Growing Roswell Park Cell Therapy Program
Released: 4-Dec-2023 3:50 PM EST
Experts in Transplantation, Engineered Cells and Pediatrics Join Growing Roswell Park Cell Therapy Program
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Three physician-scientists who have relocated to Buffalo, New York, to join Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will apply highly specialized transplantation and cell therapy (TCT) expertise to both patient care and the development of New York State’s first cell therapy manufacturing and research hub. Brian Betts, MD, has joined Roswell Park as Vice Chair of Strategic Initiatives within the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Section, Department of Medicine; Kanwaldeep Mallhi, MD, was named Associate Professor of Oncology and Clinical Director of Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy in the Department of Pediatrics; and Shernan Holtan, MD, will join the Roswell Park faculty in February as Chief of Blood and Marrow Transplant in the Department of Medicine.

Newswise: Triple Transplant Recipient Reflects on Living, Love and Gratitude
Released: 4-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Triple Transplant Recipient Reflects on Living, Love and Gratitude
Cedars-Sinai

This holiday season, Valance Sams, Sr. hopes to finish the most important thank-you note he’s ever written—one he’s been pondering for months. It’s been challenging to get all that he wants to say down on paper, in just the right way. Most days, a flood of emotions gets in his way.

Newswise: Desai Sethi Urology Institute Performs First Prepubertal Male Fertility Preservation
Released: 30-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Desai Sethi Urology Institute Performs First Prepubertal Male Fertility Preservation
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The investigational procedure, done in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), harvests testicular tissue containing stem cells in prepubertal boys who are about to undergo treatments for cancer or other conditions that might result in infertility.

Newswise: Long-standing hormone treatment for donated hearts found to be ineffective
28-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Long-standing hormone treatment for donated hearts found to be ineffective
Washington University in St. Louis

A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mid-America Transplant showed that the long-standing practice of treating deceased organ donors with thyroid hormone does not help preserve heart function, may cause harm and should be discontinued.

Newswise: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NMDP/Be The Match Launch “American Symphony: Become a Lifesaver” Campaign
28-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NMDP/Be The Match Launch “American Symphony: Become a Lifesaver” Campaign
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and NMDP/Be The Match® today announced the launch of the “American Symphony: Become a Lifesaver” campaign to increase registration of blood stem cell and marrow donors to the national registry and improve access to blood stem cell transplants.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 3:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Medical Director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Appointed as Co-Chair of National Kidney Transplant Working Group
Released: 16-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Medical Director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Appointed as Co-Chair of National Kidney Transplant Working Group
Hackensack Meridian Health

Namrata G. Jain, MD, medical director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and associate professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been appointed co-chair of the Transplant Working Group of the prestigious Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC).

Released: 16-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Four ways organ transplants are being transformed to save more lives
Mayo Clinic

Despite a record year for organ donation last year in the U.S., an estimated 17 people die every day waiting for a transplant. Yet Mayo Clinic transplant experts are optimistic that solutions to some of the biggest transplant challenges are on the horizon, thanks to new technology, research and innovations.

Released: 7-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
MSU working to help promote success of Type 1 diabetes treatments with support from JDRF
Michigan State University

JDRF, the world’s largest nonprofit supporter of Type 1 diabetes research, has awarded a $750,000 grant to a team of Michigan State University researchers.

Released: 6-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Brain implant may enable communication from thoughts alone
Duke University

Prosthetic decodes signals from brain’s speech center to predict what sound someone is trying to say.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Study reveals untapped potential to increase eye donations needed for sight-restoring surgeries
University of Southampton

Patients in end-of-life care settings are rarely asked about eye donation despite positive views towards it. Healthcare professionals need training to discuss eye donation with patients.



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