Thursday, January 03, 2008

Transplant Headlines

Selected headlines

Researchers Show that Fibrosis
Can Be Stopped, Cured and Reversed

Modified Protein Developed by UC
San Diego Researchers May Lead to
First Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver

This news release from UC San Diego notes that it may someday be possible to stop, cure and reverse fibrosis not only in the liver but in other organs, such as pulmonary fibrosis. Wouldn't it be wonderful if lives could be saved without the need for a transplant?

University of California, San Diego researchers have proven in animal studies that fibrosis in the liver can be not only stopped, but reversed. Their discovery, to be published in PLoS Online on December 26, opens the door to treating and curing conditions that lead to excessive tissue scarring such as viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, pulmonary fibrosis, scleroderma and burns. Read the full press release.

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