Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
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Tissue engineering: Organs from the lab - Nature.com

Tissue engineering: Organs from the lab - Nature.com | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The body's organs are more complex than any factory. Attempts to mirror their physiology in the laboratory are now getting closer to capturing their individual intricacies.

 

This well written article outlines the gains that have been made with organ and tissue engineering, particularly the "organ on a chip" technology which is now increasingly being used for research and testing purposes.

 

However due to the inherent complexities in all of the human organs there is still a lot more in the way of research which needs to be undertaken. This is in order to allow step wise progress in the bioengineering of organs to be made.

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The latest summary of this fascinating area of ongoing research.

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Icing Organs | The Scientist Magazine®

Icing Organs | The Scientist Magazine® | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This article explores why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs.

 

This includes an explanation of how cryopreservation works, a summary of the research to date as well as why the anticipated success has not as yet been realised for organ preservation.

 

The majority of organs for transplantation continue to be kept under static cold storage( 4 degrees celsius) conditions. Machine preservation is also being used but is not as yet widespread and is now the subject of ongoing clinical research.

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In Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation Gains Momentum - UCSF News Services

In Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation Gains Momentum - UCSF News Services | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report via UCSF News Services summarises the field of Islet Transplantation for Type 1 diabetes. 

 

The report is written from the perspective of researchers who are employed in this institution. However there is a good summary on recent progress which has been made as well as why there are still challenges with islet transplantation.

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In highly selected individuals with Type 1 diabetes, islet transplantation may be of benefit.

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