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Transform the Landscape of Pediatric Heart Transplants

The study find that transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that spark both worldwide acclaim and condemnation; has died. Therefore He is 76. Bailey died Sunday after a long battle with cancer; said a statement from Loma Linda University Health; the nonprofit organization that runs the…

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Implantation in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

In patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulants; a left atrial appendage occluder (LAAO) is often implanted to prevent blood flow entering in the LAA. But this strategy is not without problems and often the success of the device depends on the clinician’s experience. Implementation can even lead to blood clots outside the device; therefore eventually leading to stroke…

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Blood Clots May Be The Latest Risk From 'Bad' Cholesterol

The researcher find that blood clots may be the latest risk, therefore presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions; Because looked at genes and proteins that might influence venous thromboembolism; or VTE, a condition that causes potentially dangerous blood clots to form in the legs or arms that can break free and…

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Lymphoma Cells Grow Uncontrollably

The study shows that lymphoma is generally easily treatable today, many aspects of the disease still remain a mystery. A team at the Max Delbrück Center led by Professor Claus Scheidereit has now identified an important signaling molecule in the biology of this lymphoma; lymphotoxin-alpha (LTA). It helps the cancer to grow unimpeded for example;…

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Newborn Baby Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

A newborn from North Kingstown is in desperate need of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a treatment for some types of cancer. For example, you might have one if you have leukemia, multiple myeloma, or some types of lymphoma. Doctors also treat some blood…

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The Brave Needs a Blood Transfusion Every Week to Stay Alive

The Ross-shire tot has a blood cancer so rare it affects only one in every 250,000 children  and her only hope of a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unbeknown to her; she already owes her life to more than 120 strangers is donate blood in the past three months, and her devastated parents know…

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More Tiny 'Cargo Packets' to Deliver Cellular Aging Therapies

Johns Hopkins scientists report that adult cells reprogrammed to become primitive stem cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), make tiny “cargo packets” able to deliver potentially restorative or repairing proteins, antibodies or other therapies to aged cells. They say the human iPSCs they studied produced much more of the packets; formally known as extracellular…

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Delivering Anti-Thrombosis Drugs to Damaged Blood Vessels

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University with colleagues from Great Britain Germany, China, and Switzerland have proposed a new way of delivering anti-thrombosis drugs to the damaged areas of the blood vessels. According to the propose system, stents that are installed to expand vessels also serve as transport for drugs: they are cover by a thick…

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Comparison On Point of Care Tests For Blood's Ability to Clot

During big procedures like open heart surgery, patients need anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clot formation and regular bedside monitoring to make sure the drugs aren’t also causing problems like excessive bleeding. Investigators comparing some common bedside testing platforms to quickly determine how fast blood is clotting, called activated clotting time, or ACT; suggest other…

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Improves Functional Outcome in Patients

In 20% to 30% of patients with lacunar strokes, early neurological deterioration (END) occurs within the first days after stroke onset. However; effective treatment strategies are still missing for these patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze efficacy of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients presenting with END. Effective treatment strategies Four hundred…

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Family Hopes To Find Scots-Italian Bone Marrow Donor In Italy

An Australian father of three with a rare form of leukaemia needs a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from a donor with Scottish-Italian heritage. 39-year-old Gennaro Rapinese; from Perth, Australia, has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs to trace a bone marrow donor urgently for a lifesaving transplant. So far, doctors have been unable to find a…

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Atherosclerosis Induced Cell Death Destabilizes Plaques

Many chronic disorders arise from misdirected immune responses. A Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) team led by Oliver Söhnlein now shows that neutrophils exacerbate atherosclerosis by inducing smooth muscle-cell death and that a tailored peptide inhibits the process. At LMU’s Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention, Oliver Söhnlein investigates the molecular mechanisms that underlie chronic inflammatory disorders, including atherosclerosis. Smooth muscle-cell death…