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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh

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Rejection reduced by animal research

Consultant surgeon Geoff Koffman explains that while the prognosis for kidney transplant has improved rejection is still a problem.
Consultant 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… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/rejection-reduced-by-animal-research/

Longer life for donated hearts

A discovery in pigs could increase the number of transplants that can be performed.
A discovery in pigs could increase the number of transplants that can be performed. Researchers have developed a cocktail of drugs that doubles the time a donated heart is viable… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/longer-life-for-donated-hearts/

Elixir from Easter Island?

apamycin was found in soil on Easter Island 40 years ago.
Rapamycin was found in soil on Easter Island 40 years ago. The antibiotic is normally used to prevent organ rejection and is being tested as a cancer treatment. Now, scientists… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/elixir-from-easter-island/

Antibody complex stops rejection

Scientists using mice have carried out tissue transplants without the need for life-long anti-rejection medication. After a transplant, immunosuppressants need to be administered… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antibody-complex-stops-rejection/

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