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Altered Stem Cells Limit Kidney Transplant Rejection

Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications

Approach Could Free Organ Patients From Anti-Rejection Drugs By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 7, 2012 — New research holds the promise of freeing many organ transplant patients from a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs. In the first study of its kind, eight kidney transplant …

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Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors’ Immune Cells

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By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve found a way to tweak and strengthen immune cells to maximize their leukemia-fighting capability while minimizing their toxic effects on the patient. The chemotherapy that leukemia patients typically receive to kill cancer cells can also destroy the …

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Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

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TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with adult stem cells harvested from blood or bone marrow may benefit some patients with certain kinds of cardiovascular disorders and autoimmune diseases, a new U.S. analysis shows. There are two types of stem cells, according to background information in the study. Embryonic …

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Drug Duo Speeds Regeneration of Key Cells Lost in Diabetes

News Picture: Drug Duo Speeds Regeneration of Key Cells Lost in Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A novel combination of two drugs appeared to spur faster regeneration of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, a preliminary study in mice and human tissue found. Beta cells are crucial to making insulin, a hormone that’s deficient in …

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CRISPR Creates Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

News Picture: CRISPR Gene Editing Creates

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a first, scientists have used gene-editing technology to create “designer” immune system cells that can fight tumors and survive for months in cancer patients’ bodies. It’s a proof of principle, the researchers say — and an early step …

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Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors

FRIDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) — New ways of identifying and studying cancer stem cells in the lab could accelerate understanding of the cells and lead to the development of drugs that target them, British researchers say. “Cancer stem cells drive the growth of a tumor. If we could target …

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