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Women more susceptible to damaging effects of alcohol, says Houston Methodist expert

Women more susceptible to damaging effects of alcohol, says Houston Methodist expert

"One drink a day might be too much for a woman who has a genetic pre-disposition to cirrhosis of the liver," said Howard Monsour, M.D., chief of hepatology at Houston Methodist Hospital "One drink for a woman has about twice the effect as it does for the same amount consumed by a man." [More]
New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Extending transplant time could reduce geographical limitations on donors and recipients and allow more time for organ assessment and repair [More]
Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces launch of Securing the Future Campaign

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces launch of Securing the Future Campaign

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research is proud to announce the public launch of its Securing the Future Campaign during ASN Kidney Week 2016. [More]
New research shows impact of fiber deprivation on mouse gut

New research shows impact of fiber deprivation on mouse gut

It sounds like the plot of a 1950s science fiction movie: normal, helpful bacteria that begin to eat their host from within, because they don't get what they want. [More]
Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas, says a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
New program may help overcome barriers to identifying live kidney donors

New program may help overcome barriers to identifying live kidney donors

A new program may help overcome common barriers to finding living kidney donors. The program will be highlighted at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Creating artery banks may transform treatment of heart and vascular ailments

Creating artery banks may transform treatment of heart and vascular ailments

The prospect of creating artery "banks" available for cardiovascular surgery, bypassing the need to harvest vessels from the patient, could transform treatment of many common heart and vascular ailments. [More]
U-M researchers successfully transplant lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice

U-M researchers successfully transplant lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice

Researchers at the University of Michigan have transplanted lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice where the structures were able to survive, grow and mature. [More]
Gut microbiome may help improve immunotherapy response in melanoma patients

Gut microbiome may help improve immunotherapy response in melanoma patients

Patients with malignant melanoma - whose disease has spread - are more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they had greater diversity in their gut bacteria, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, Critical Path Institute, and TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., announce the open availability of a CDISC Therapeutic Area (TA) Standard for Kidney Transplantation. [More]
Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Approximately 11% of women worldwide suffer from premature ovarian failure. This can have many different causes: chemotherapy administered for a malignant disease might irreversibly damage the ovaries and, because of the advances in modern cancer therapy, the number of young women surviving cancer is on the increase. [More]
Researchers develop new way to test strength of immune response

Researchers develop new way to test strength of immune response

The immune system orchestrates large and small scale attacks on innumerous targets: viruses, bacteria, cancer, but it also misfires causing allergy or autoimmune reactions. [More]
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sees huge increase in clinical research

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sees huge increase in clinical research

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has seen one of the biggest rises in the number of research studies it is offering to its patients, according to a national league table of NHS research activity published by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network today (Tuesday 26 October). [More]
Gut microbes can modify our mood and behaviour, research reveals

Gut microbes can modify our mood and behaviour, research reveals

If aliens were to examine a human, they would think we were just slavish organisms designed to feed microbes and carry them around. [More]
Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Grown like a snowflake and sharpened with a sewing machine, a novel device by Kansas State University researchers may benefit biomedical professionals and the patients they serve during electrode and organ transplant procedures. [More]
Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

Researchers at Houston Methodist kept mice from getting the flu by removing a gene that regulates their immune system. [More]
Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

Innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease, suggest five-year results from a study presented at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
San Antonio scientists aim to develop effective method for stem cell delivery to the brain

San Antonio scientists aim to develop effective method for stem cell delivery to the brain

A national science publication has featured the work of San Antonio scientists aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological disorders. [More]
Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte has been awarded a 2016 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, a highly coveted grant that supports the most innovative biomedical research, for his work in stem cell biology and regeneration. [More]
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