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Article ID: 708045

New Pancreas Transplant Program Launches at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Transplant Institute launches a new pancreas transplantation program, expanding regional access to care for people with complications from diabetes and other illnesses.

Released:
14-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707901

Media Advisory: Stanford GSB Inaugural Climate, Business and Innovation Conference Convenes Feb. 13

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Energy Club and Sustainable Business Club are hosting the inaugural Climate, Business and Innovation conference to inform the Stanford business community of the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.

Released:
11-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 707922

Face Transplant Surgery Can Improve Speech in Victims of Severe Face Trauma: A New Case Study

New York University

A new case study out of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech production.

Released:
11-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707463

Study Reveals That Modifying Display Case Airflow and Domestic Refrigerator Temperature Minimizes Environmental Impact of Food Refrigeration

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Refrigeration is an essential component of the food supply chain, extending the shelf life of perishable food and ensuring that consumers receive safe food that does not pose a threat to their health. It is estimated that 40 percent of food products require refrigeration and that nine percent of losses of perishable foods are due to lack of refrigeration in developed countries. However, this level of refrigeration has an environmental cost; refrigeration accounts for 15 percent of the electricity consumed and the food cold chain represents one percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707454

Notre Dame Stories: On Preservation

University of Notre Dame

In this episode we chat with Pinar Zorlutuna, a professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, who is using tissue engineering to extend the viability of hearts in a transplant scenario. In addition, we catch up with Sophia Bevacqua, an alumna who is working in art restoration at the Vatican Museums.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707432

New Clues Discovered to Lung Transplant Rejection

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered clues to a particularly deadly form of rejection that can follow lung transplantation. Called antibody-mediated rejection, the condition remains impervious to available treatments and difficult to diagnose. The researchers have identified, in mice, a process that may prevent the condition and lead to possible therapies to treat it.

Released:
1-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707342

The Medical Minute: Living donors may benefit transplant patients

Penn State Health

For a patient awaiting a new organ – namely a liver or kidney – living donation provides a viable alternative and can often shorten a recipient’s wait time.

Released:
31-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    31-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707205

Commonly Used Anti-Rejection Drug Could be Repurposed to Treat Some Liver Cancers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Research in animal models suggest that liver cancers with a mutation in the β-catenin gene could respond to treatment with rapamycin, a commonly used immunosupressant.

Released:
29-Jan-2019 1:30 PM EST

Article ID: 707313

Minority Kidney Transplants Could Increase with New Option

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kidney transplant recipients are now benefiting from donor organs that do not match their blood type but are compatible and just as safe, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Released:
31-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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    28-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 706934

Transplanting Pig Hearts into Sick Babies May Be Promising Temporary Treatment Option

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Xenotransplantation—transplanting organs from animals into humans—is one step closer to becoming a possibility for infants awaiting human heart transplantation.

Released:
23-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

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