News related to Prograf (Tacrolimus) and/or conditions it is approved for
Signals Identified That Direct The Immune System To Reject A Transplanted Organ
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.05.17]
Organ transplant rejection occurs when the transplant recipient's immune system identifies the transplanted organ as foreign tissue and attacks it. It was previously thought that T cells, the immune cells that mediate rejection, must first be activated by molecules known as chemokines in order to migrate to the transplanted organ. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Fadi Lakkis and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh used mice to demonstrate that chemokine stimulation of T cells is not required for migration...
Organ donor cards hard to implement in China, official says
Source: Yahoo! Health News [2013.05.17]
BEIJING (Reuters) - A system of donor cards indicating consent for organ transplants will not work in China as families will insist on having the final say, and many people see nothing wrong in using organs from executed prisoners, an official sai...
High Survival Rate In Liver Transplantation For Patients With Genetic Liver Conditions
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.04.09]
Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports that, despite the risks and the costs, liver transplant may also serve as a model for gene therapy through solid organ transplantation for some patients...