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Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

News Picture: Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and safely transplanted them without transmitting the disease. The surgeries gave new kidneys to 10 …

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Leukemia Patients Get Treatment Boost From Donors’ Immune Cells


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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Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

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FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — People who donate a kidney don’t appear to face a higher risk of developing heart disease in the first decade following donation, new research finds. But because a longer-term risk may still exist, the study authors advise careful monitoring of donors for signs of …

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