A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds a subtle shift in organ donor messaging can lead to a big boost in registration.
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs or tissue and provide an early warning of potential transplant failure.
This new Calcified Tissue International special issue includes a comprehensive series of state-of-the-art reviews on key issues in chronic kidney disease and mineral & bone disorders (CKD-MBD). Authored by leading international experts, the reviews aim to improve understanding and interdisciplinary knowledge of CKD -MBD research and clinical management.
For the first time, researchers have successfully used a cryogel biomaterial 'sponge' filled with stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in mice with just the optimalamount of stem cells. This dosage problem has until now limited application of stem cells therapy for reversing the course of the disease.
The top priority in the field of transplantation is to ensure that donor organs are allocated to the patients with the greatest need. In a large-scale joint international project, conducted by the Medical University of Vienna and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, researchers have made a significant step forward to improve prediction of survival on the waiting list for liver transplantation by including additional laboratory parameters.
Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers developed the first patient-derived organoid model for cervical cancer. They also modelled the healthy human cervix using organoids. The researchers used the platform to study sexually transmitted infections for a herpes virus. The model can potentially also be used to study human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the main causes of cervical cancer. The results will be published in Cell Stem Cell on the 13th of April, 2021.
Young scientists from NUST MISIS have presented multilayer antibacterial coatings with a prolonged effect and a universal spectrum of action. The coating is based on modified titanium oxide and several antiseptic components. The coatings can be used in modern implantology as a protective layer for the prevention of concomitant complications - inflammation or implant rejection. The results of the work have been published in the international scientific journal Applied Surface Science.
Researchers from University Health Network have developed and validated an innovative deep learning model to predict a patient's long-term outcome after receiving a liver transplant.
Sweden's acclaimed research on uterine transplants has taken a new step forward: into the field of health economics. Now, for the first time, there is a scientifically based estimate of how much implementing the treatment costs.
A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe liver disease turns out to have a surprising cause. Its discovery points toward possible new therapies for itching, and shows that the outer layer of the skin is so much more than insulation. The finding, which appears April 2 in Gastroenterology, indicates that the keratinocyte cells of the skin surface are acting as what lead researcher Wolfgang Liedtke, MD PhD, calls 'pre-neurons.'