Can transplanting poop viruses treat obesity and diabetes?

A fecal transplant of viruses shows promise in mice for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, report researchers.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diabetes obesity gut-bacteria microbiomes viruses transplants health-and-medicine feces

Website makes ‘urgent plea’ for plasma of COVID-19 survivors

A new website aims to connect COVID-19 survivors who could donate convalescent plasma, potential recipients, and their physicians.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 blood plasma transplants featured health-and-medicine

Machine keeps livers going outside the body for a whole week

The machine breaks records for how long livers can last outside the body but can also rejuvenate livers rejected for transplantation.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: transplants health-and-medicine livers liver-disease

Brain cell transplants survive without anti-rejection drugs

Exploiting a feature of the immune system could open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain without the need for lifelong medication.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells brains transplants health-and-medicine immune-systems

Opt-out organ donation would have limited impact

Under the best circumstances, opt-out organ donation would shorten waitlists for organs by 52%—still not enough for every person who needs one.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 3, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: transplants health-and-medicine beliefs

Most Americans say OK to compensating kidney donors

"This group is essentially saying, 'I don't like giving compensation to kidney donors, but if you tell me it can save a lot of lives, then I'm for it.'"

Patrick Ercolano-JHU • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: kidneys surveys transplants organ-donation health-and-medicine beliefs

These factors limit minority blood donation

Researchers combed through past studies to get a fuller picture of what limits or promotes minority blood donation.

Angela Arnold Go-Georgia State • futurity
May 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: race blood transplants health-and-medicine beliefs ethnicity

Faster method paves way for 3D printing organs or food

By producing biological material one layer at a time, a new method of 3D printing could one day create organs or food.

UC Berkeley • futurity
May 15, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: manufacturing food 3d-printing transplants health-and-medicine

New lung transplant policy causes logistical trouble

A policy change regarding lung transplants increases logistical burdens and raises costs, say researchers.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University • futurity
April 29, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: lungs hospitals transplants health-and-medicine

Could squishy cells improve bone marrow transplants?

Measuring the exact squishiness of blood-forming stem cells could lead to better bone marrow transplants.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory • futurity
March 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells transplants health-and-medicine

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