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Cell injection could train the body not to reject organ transplants

By Clare Wilson People with organ transplants currently have to take drugs to stop the donor organ being rejectedCraig Stennett/Alamy A one-off injection of cells could be a long-sought solution to the problem of the body rejecting an organ transplant. The first person who may have benefited from this approach is an Italian man who… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about bone marrow transplants

Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue within some bones, including those in the hips and thighs. People with certain blood-related conditions benefit from a transplant that replaces damaged cells with healthy cells, possibly from a donor. Bone marrow transplants can be lifesaving for people with conditions such as lymphoma or leukemia, or when intensive cancer… Read More »

Kidney transplants jump under Medicaid expansion

Dive Brief: Medicaid expansion helped more adults receive a preemptive kidney transplant, or a transplant before needing dialysis treatment, which can be grueling and time consuming, according to a new study from researchers at Drexel University published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Transplants increased by 66% in expansion states and 37% in non-expansion states.… Read More »

Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants

Scientists at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech have found that modulating blood-forming stem cells’ stiffness could possibly facilitate mobilization procedures used for stem cell-based transplants. Temporary squishiness could help drive blood-forming stem cells out of the bone marrow and into the blood, but the cells need to… Read More »