Tribune Pulse - July 19, 2017 - Volume I - Issue 21
New Affiated Society: Saudi Society of Nephrology & Transplantation
We are pleased to announce that the Saudi Society of Nephrology & Transplantation (SSNT) has become an affiliated society of TTS.
Webinar for YOUR Fellows and Students
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017, 11AM EDT (MONTREAL TIME)
CHAGAS Y TRANSPLANTE / CHAGAS DISEASE AND TRANSPLANTATION
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IN THE NEWS
See-through heart tissue reveals hidden complexity
July 12 - A technique borrowed from neuroscience to see through brain tissue is helping scientists to see the fine structure of the heart.
Blood test for rejection, infection risk after liver transplant
July 13 - A simple blood test that detects which patients are at risk of rejection and infection as early as one week after a liver transplant looks set to change treatment for 70 per cent of patients.
July 13 - Research by scientists at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center's Norton Thoracic Institute was published in the July 12, 2017 issue of Science Translational Medicine titled "Zbtb7a induction in alveolar macrophages is implicated in anti-HLA-mediated lung allograft rejection."
First ‘haploid’ human stem cells could advance medical research
July 16 - Scientists have succeeded in creating only haploid embryonic stem cells – containing a single set of chromosomes – in non-human mammals such as mice, rats and monkeys.
Making On-Demand Organ Transplants Possible with Cryopreservation
July 14 - ...On-demand transplants with the aid of cryogenics...can save millions of lives each year and could have health benefits worldwide “on par with curing cancer.
Cambodia - Surrogacy, Organ Trafficking at Top of Agenda
July 12 - A half-year meeting of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking on Tuesday raised surrogacy and organ trafficking as the two foremost concerns for the year, an official said. Chou Bun Eng, secretary of state at the Interior Ministry and vice chair of the committee, said the enforcement of new government policies on surrogacy—which was banned in October—would be a key part of anti-trafficking efforts.
Odds for Receiving a Kidney Transplant Now Equal for African-American Candidates
July 13 - Improvements in national kidney transplant policy have evened the rates at which African-American transplant candidates receive kidneys from deceased donors, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing(UNOS).
UW-Madison scientists grow functional artery cells from stem cells
July 11 - In a step toward one of stem cell science’s chief goals, UW-Madison researchers have grown functional human artery cells that helped lab mice survive heart attacks.
Root of Cardiac Fibrosis Defined
July 12 - Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel molecular mechanism that regulates scar formation in the heart, a common manifestation of aging and nearly every form of heart disease. The discovery was published in the journal Circulation.