Rejection reduced by animal research

4 October 2013

Posted by: UAR news team

Category: Research & medical benefits

operation–mice–mouse.jpgConsultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem. We also hear how research with mice has reduced this problem. Mice with two hearts are used to investigate the process of rejection. Transplanting a heart from one mouse to another takes great surgical skill, seen in this video.