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Kidney Chain That Includes 7 Patients And Four Medical Institutions - Stanford Hospital & Clinics Participates In Bay Area First

May 29, 2020

Twenty-four hours after she donated one of her kidneys at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Josephine Soriano picked up the bedside phone and called her husband. He also was recovering from kidney surgery, on the floor just below her. "We each said something like, 'Are you OK?'" Soriano recalled, as she talked with a visitor 48 hours after her surgery. Both patients were, in fact, doing fine. Out of bed, walking, eating, and joking with their doctors and nurses. But they also admitted to having so...

New Findings Presented By Cedars-Sinai On Heart Transplantation

May 28, 2020

Physician scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute presented new findings on heart transplantation rejection factors such as race and gender, the effects of pre-transplant smoking and whether homeless organ donors put recipients at higher risk for complications. The presentations took place April 21 - 24 in Chicago during the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. "The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientif...

GENOMICA Is Designing A Quick Diagnostic Test For The New Swine Flu A

May 27, 2020

GenĂ³mica, a company of the Zeltia Group (ZEL.MC) leader in molecular diagnostic products, is developing an updated version of its product CLART® PneumoVir for the specific and urgent detection of the New A/H1N1 Influenza. For the development of this test, GenĂ³mica is collaborating with various Spanish and international hospitals. Over the past two months a great number of suspicious samples have been analyzed. Positive and negative cases were confirmed in all the tests and the result...

MIT Project Uses Personal Digital Assistants To Track TB Data - Test Results Reach Doctors An Average Of 15 Days Faster

May 26, 2020

For patients who have drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, it's critical to monitor the disease as closely as possible. That means monthly testing throughout a two-year course of powerful antibiotics, with injections six days a week for the first six months. Keeping track of all those test results can be very time-consuming, especially in developing countries where health workers rely on paper copies. That's why MIT graduate student Joaquin Blaya decided to try out a new tracking method: per...

In Search Of Potential Cancer Therapies

May 25, 2020

With the discovery of suitable molecular targets -- cellular molecules along pathways crucial for sustaining the life of cancer cells -- comes the perplexing dilemma of where to find the next therapeutics that will bind to and disable those targets. While the possibilities for drug designs are near-limitless, the methods to screen drug databases and repositories are often problematic or ill-suited for the particular needs of researchers. At the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecul...