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Calling for new ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers

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We are delighted to announce that the next deadline to apply to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program is October 1, 2017.

This program is a joint partnership between ISN and TTS to help establish new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in developing countries. This initiative fosters partnerships between experienced transplant centers in the developed world (Supporting Centers or SC’s) and emerging new or developing transplant centers (Emerging Centers or EC’s) in the developing world. The Program offers step-wise funding from ISN-TTS to help facilitate vital multidisciplinary training and exchange of knowledge and expertise from the dedicated SC to EC.

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Scientists edit pig genome with goal of human organ transplants

CNN - Using the genome-editing technology CRISPR, scientists deactivated a family of retroviruses within the pig genome overcoming a large hurdle in the path to the transplant of pig organs into humans.


TTS IHQ Note: CRISPR and other exciting advancements will be on display at IXA 2017- visit for more details.

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  • Young Members Corner
  • In the News
    Australian scientists could end need for donated livers
    First-ever transplant for acute liver failure in Sri Lanka
    Is that Possible to Trick Body into Accepting Organ Transplants?
    Sequencing Cell-Free DNA Shotgun Sequencing Method Detects Transplant Rejection
    Routine hospital tool found to predict poor outcomes after liver transplantation
    Uganda - Mulago ready for organ transplant but there is no law -Baterana

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