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3-D-printed ear creates hope for organ transplants

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina used a 3-D printer to fabricate human baby-sized ear structures and successfully implanted them beneath the skin of mice. Within two months, blood vessels and cartilage began to grow in the ear structures,...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is pleased to announce that nominations for the Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology will be accepted through May 1, 2016.

source: ASTS

In conjunction with the 2016 ASTS Winter Symposium, ASTS and ORGANIZE held a workshop called “Innovations in Living Donation.” The ORGANIZE blog has a recap of this exciting session.

source: ASTS

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual ASTS Leadership Development Program Sept. 11-14, 2016. Early bird savings are in effect for a limited time, so reserve your spot today!

source: ASTS

Steatosis affects more than half of liver transplant (LT) recipients, although it is not associated with worse patient survival, according to a study published online April 5 in Liver Transplantation. Irena Hejlova, M.D., from the Institute for Clinical and Experimental...

source: Medical Xpress

Clinicians are continually seeking improved strategies to assess and minimize the severity of liver disease, as well as to determine and optimize candidacy for liver transplantation. In view of the limitations imposed by organ...

source: Medscape

Researchers have characterized the prevalence and risk factors of fatty liver disease in patients who undergo liver transplantation. The findings, which are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American...

source: Science Daily


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