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Transplanted Human Islets Grow Blood Vessels and Secrete Insulin to Treat Diabetic Mice

A novel imaging test using the imaging agent 18F-fluorothymidine (18FLT) identifies success of HSCT engraftment weeks before a traditional blood test. This imaging technique — a less painful option than bone marrow biopsies — also allowed researchers to better understand the engraftment process following HSCT. A study led by blood and marrow transplant specialists at Children’s National […]

National Pediatric Transplant Week

April 23, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 82 VIEWS

Nearly 2,000 children under 18 years old are on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list. Of those, approximately 500 are children ages 1 to 5. In order to raise awareness of the need for organ donors, several transplant organizations – including Transplant Families – is introducing the first annual National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 23-27. […]

National Donate Life Month

April 11, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 53 VIEWS

April is National Donate Life Month – a month dedicate to encouraging Americans to register as organ transplant donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through their donation. The artwork for 2018 was inspired by a rainbow and Maya Angelou’s quote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Local, regional, and national activities are […]

UNOS TMF 2018

April 3, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 244 VIEWS

MSA Life Sciences is pleased to announce that Tony Fontecchio, VP, and Ed Smith, Director, Business Development, will be exhibiting at UNOS TMF 2018, April 24-26, in Austin, TX. “MSA Life Sciences looks forward each year to UNOS TMF. We are excited to connect with leaders in solid organ transplant and to demonstrate how EDITLife […]

About Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 14, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 79 VIEWS

Patient Safety Week, March 11-17, 2018, marks a dedicated time and platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. The goal of Patient Safety Week is to engage health care professionals and patients to spread the message about the importance of patient safety. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and […]

Age of stem cell donor influences survival

February 23, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 93 VIEWS

A recent study led by the Center for International Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) suggests that after HLA matching, the age of the stem cell donor is the most important characteristic influencing patient survival following a stem cell transplant.

EDITLIFE AND LABHERO AT BMT TANDEM

February 1, 2018 / 0 COMMENTS / 650 VIEWS

MSA Life Sciences is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings, the combined annual meetings of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research  (CIBMTR) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), February 21-24, in Salt Lake City, UT. “MSA is looking forward to the 2018 BMT Tandem Meeting” said […]

A study has recently shown that a biomarker called CHEK1 detects which myeloma patients might benefit from a stem cell transplant. In an effort to provide a better understanding of multiple myeloma disease processes, patient responses to treatments, and patient relapse, researchers are using patient data from the the largest and most comprehensive study providing new […]

Recent findings alleviate a major barrier to using cfDNA detection instead of costly and risky biopsies to determine if a patient is accepting or rejecting an organ. Cell-free DNA (cfDNA), essentially fragments of dead cells derived from an organ, can be detected in a patient’s bloodstream and used as a proxy for the organ’s health. The […]

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