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technology may help increase number of kidneys transplanted




many deceased donor kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality, but a new bjs (british journal of surgery) study found that a technique called normothermic machine perfusion can assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation. "of...



expanding geographic sharing of donor kidneys would increase transplants, study




image: the us department of health and human services oversees 11 regions as part of the nation's organ donation system. view more credit: university of kansas news servicelawrence -- broadening the geographic range that a number of deceased-donor kidneys would be available would increase the numb...



small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transpl




slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an indiana university kelley school of business professor."any increase in supply will...



new report offers framework for research on organ transplantation




washington - the number of patients in the u.s. awaiting organ transplantation outpaces the amount of transplants performed in the u.s., and many donated organs are not transplanted each year due to several factors, such as poor organ function, says a new report from the national academies of scienc...



untangling vitamin d activation pathways in inflammation and bone health




researchers have identified a region of the genome that regulates vitamin d activation in the kidneys, opening the door for more sophisticated treatments of diseases, including bone and immune disorders, involving vitamin d. the results of this research will be published in the oct. 20 issue of the ...



greek charged with kidney trafficking in costa rica | news




the trial of an organization that was buying kidneys from impoverished people and selling them to foreign recipients is set to begin next week in costa rica.one of the alleged members of the organization is a greek, d.k., who owned a pizzeria in the central american country’s capital, san jose.“...



presstv-first baby born from transplanted uterus ‘healthy’




the medical team that delivered the first baby in the united states to be born from a transplanted uterus says the milestone procedure gave hope to hundreds of women without a functioning uterus.the baylor university medical center in dallas announced the birth last week. the woman who gave birth ha...



long-term prevention of organ rejection




image: dr. marcus groettrup (left) and dr. jun li. view more credit: university of konstanzapproximately one half of all organ recipients experience antibody-mediated organ rejection within ten years of the transplantation. currently, pharmacological agents for the suppression of chronic rejection...



tripling of brisbane units since turn of the century consigns backyards to histo




council data has revealed an almost three-fold increase in the number of units in brisbane since the turn of the century, as more and more people forgo the great australian backyard.the brisbane city council database of rateable properties within the local government area showed the number of units ...



marathons injure kidneys




even with proper hydration, it may be best to run fewer than 26 miles at a time.



'we need to start building the internet for women'




sarah moran, 33, is co-founder and ceo of girl geek academy, a social impact business trying to increase the number of women working in technology. her mission is to get a million women to help build the net by 2025.did you just ask for no pickles, ketchup, mustard or mayo on that burger?



a kidney disease's genetic clues are uncovered




new york, ny (march 6, 2017)--researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding iga nephropathy (igan), or berger's disease, an autoimmune kidney disease and a common cause of kidney failure. the findings are relevant to igan as well as other diseases with similar underlying molecular de...



toward a better definition for acute kidney injury in newborns




image: this is patricio ray, m.d., a nephrologist at children's national health system. view more credit: children's national health systemeach year, thousands of infants in the united states end up in neonatal intensive care units (nicus) with acute kidney injury (aki), a condition in which the k...



irish sun - cyclist deaths on irish roads triples in a year leading to warning i




national bike week expected to prompt increase in number of cyclists on the roads so far this year, nine cyclists have been killed on the roadslast year, during the same period, three deaths were reporteddublin, ireland - with the national bike week round the corner, figures revealed by the transpor...



births increased, deaths decreased in greece last year | news




in greece, the number of people born in the year 2016 increased, while the number of deaths decreased compared to 2015. despite this, however, the number of deaths recorded in greece in 2016 continues to be higher than the number of births.according to the hellenic statistical authority (elstat), 92...



delhi metro asked to increase frequency as smog nears zero visibility




considering the alarming pollution levels in the city, the delhi metro has decided to increase the number of train trips -- by 186 in all -- on several routes starting from thursday, the public transporter announced on wednesday. the decision to increase the frequency of trains has been apparently t...



hrd ministry asks nits to increase the women students and faculties




the human resource development (hrd) ministry has asked the national institutes of technology (nits) to increase the number of women students and faculties.it has also called for setting up of a permanent committee to periodically review the performance of these 35 centrally-funded technical institu...



outdoor herd drives improving sow productivity in 2016




the productivity of the gb breeding pig herd continued to increase last year albeit at a slower rate, according to the latest figures from agrosoft.in the twelve months ending december 2016, the number of pigs weaned per sow per year averaged 24.83 across all herds, 0.45 more than in 2015. this incr...



linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of hea




image: this is ganesh halade. view more credit: uabbirmingham, ala. - heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to chronic heart failure pathology. about 6 million people in the united states and 23 million worldwide suffer from this end-stage disease.ganesh halade, ph.d., of...



a new ligand extends the half-life of peptide drugs from minutes to days




peptides are biological molecules, made up of short sequences of amino acids. because they are easy to synthesize, show low toxicity and high efficiency, peptides such as insulin and other hormones can be used as drugs. but peptides are quickly cleared by the kidneys, which means that we can only us...



cocaine seizures in canberra rise more than 500 per cent, report finds




the number of cocaine seizures in the act has risen by more than 500 per cent, climbing from 11 to 68 in one year, new figures show.the figures, released in the australian criminal intelligence commission's annual illicit drug data report, showed there was a 518 per cent increase in the 2015-16 fina...



qualcomm unveils quick charge 4+




while our battery technology seems to have hit a slump in terms of innovation, manufacturers have begun racing to figure out how to mitigate the problem with other methods. one of the most popular of these methods is speeding up how quickly our phones can charge. there are a number of different stan...



more people claim welfare in the netherlands for eighth year in a row




there was an 18,000 rise in the number of welfare benefit claims last year, taking the total to 467,000, the national statistics office cbs said on tuesday.2016 was the eighth year in a row that there was an increase in the number of welfare (bijstand) claims.the 4% increase is entirely due to claim...



neet now in four more districts in karnataka




davanagere, hubballi, mysuru and udupi districts are now among the places in karnataka where aspiring doctors can take the national eligibility-cum-entrance test.the central board of secondary education announced on friday it was increasing the number of exam centres in karnataka and other states.on...



metropcs gets t-mobile's scam iding and blocking tech




if you have a phone on t-mobile‘s network, you have access to a technology that automatically identifies and, if you wish, blocks incoming calls from scammers. the technology is baked into t-mobile’s network, and it’ll soon be available to anyone using metropcs devices. the technology has been...