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AT THE FIRST International Conference on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Atlanta, Ga, in 1985, a US government health official confidently predicted that a vaccine for the disease would be available within 5 years. Many of those who heard the prediction laughed, knowing such an...
AN ORGAN preservation medium, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for clinical use in the United States, is making liver transplantation a more leisurely procedure, according to several reports at the recent meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons in Chicago,...
DIVIDING a single liver among two pediatric patients may be one way to compensate for a shortage of donor organs for small children, according to a report presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons in Chicago, Ill.
Jean Emond, MD, of the University of...
PARTIAL LIVER GRAFTS are also being used as heterotopic transplants to rescue patients from hepatic coma, according to another report in Chicago.
Michael Moritz, MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa, said that he and his colleagues had performed a heterotopic partial-liver graft on a...
NATIONAL INSTITUTES of Health (NIH) Clinical Center scientists have taken the first step into a new era of medical therapy by injecting genetically altered human cells into patients with advanced melanoma in order to track and determine the fate of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. Ten patients...
WHILE SCIENTIFIC TOOLS are available to identify newly emerging or reemerging pathogens, better systems are needed to track them, say scientists who are concerned about the present inability to pinpoint when and where disease outbreaks may occur and how severe they may be.
Meeting in Washington,...
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