Items Tagged ‘transplant’

December 4, 2019

Restoring Function with Larynx Transplantation

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Mayo Clinic has launched a first of its kind regenerative transplant program aimed at restoring function for people who need their larynx, or voice box, removed. In the United States about 60,000 people are living without a larynx, due to disease or trauma. The larynx is a segment of the respiratory tract located in the […]

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Tags: Dr. David Lott, larynx transplant, trachea, transplant, voice box

October 17, 2019

A Step Toward Bioengineered Transplantable Livers

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

More than four million American suffer from chronic end stage liver disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a liver transplant can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. However, livers are in short supply, and the number of people awaiting new livers far exceeds the number of […]

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Tags: bioengineered organs, liver transplant, regenerative medicine, scott nyberg, transplant

July 30, 2019

Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known […]

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Tags: Bioartificial Liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Liver Transplantation, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant

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