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HIV organs could be safe for transplant

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Legally allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after death could ensure that as many as 500 HIV-positive kidney or liver failure patients each year would only wait months—not...

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T cell ‘atlas’ paves way for new vaccines

COLUMBIA U. (US) — The first-ever “atlas” of immune cells in the human body may lead to new vaccine strategies and immunotherapies. Researchers say the atlas, which they created by analyzing tissues...

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Cornea donor’s age not a factor in most transplants

Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, according to a new long-term study. In the US, three-fourths of...

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Hepatitis-infected kidneys don’t infect transplant recipients

In a small study, doctors have successfully transplanted kidneys infected with hepatitis C into non-infected patients without causing them to contract the disease. “Figuring out how to use these...

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