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How 3-D-printed blood vessels may help organ transplantation

One of the largest hurdles scientists face when engineering livers, kidneys or other large artificial tissues is keeping the cells alive. Today, tissue engineers rely on the body's ability to grow blood vessels. They implant engineered tissue scaffolds inside the recipient's...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) is currently seeking proposals for clinical tolerance trials in solid organ transplantation. ITN is interested in trials using cell therapy for solid organ (liver and kidney) transplant, although responses need not be limited to this area.

source: ASTS

The 2016 nominations period for ASTS Council positions is now open! Terms will begin in June 2016 for three councilors-at-large and 1 president-elect. Nominations must be submitted online by midnight on Dec. 13.

source: ASTS

Giving Tuesday is the day set aside for charitable giving after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. ASTS is excited to announce that our Council will match the first $26,600 in donations to the ASTS Foundation on Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday! Please plan...

source: ASTS

Submissions for ASTS Research Grants will be accepted until Jan. 22, 2016.

source: ASTS

Traveling to seek specialized care such as liver transplantation (LT) is a reality in the United States. Patient migration has been attributed to organ availability. The aims of this study were to delineate patterns of patient migration and outcomes after LT.

source: PLOS ONE

Uterine transplantation is a new frontier, one that pairs specialists from two fields known for innovation and for pushing limits, medically and ethically — reproductive medicine and transplant surgery. If the procedure works,...

source: The New York Times


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