News tagged with liver failure

Liver-like device, via 3-D printer

(Phys.org) —Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3-D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood.

dateMay 13, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Toward a safer form of acetaminophen

Efforts to develop a safer form of acetaminophen—the pain and fever-reducer that is one of the most widely used drugs—have led to discovery of substances that may have less potentially toxic effects on ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead, an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of cell replacement ...

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors

(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene ...

dateJun 11, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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Could HIV-infected organs save lives?

If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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Where you live drives wait for liver transplants

(AP) -- Doctors dropped another bomb soon after telling Matthew Rosiello it was time for a liver transplant: The 21-year-old isn't likely to get one any time soon in his home state of New York. Consider traveling ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Health
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