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An About-Face on a Risky Transplant - New York Times

An About-Face on a Risky Transplant - New York Times | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

An About-Face on a Risky Transplant. This report outlines in detail how medical professionals have now come to accept that face transplantation has a place in the management of patients who have sustained severe disfiguring facial trauma. It is accompanied by a series of detailed graphics which can be accessed by clicking on the banner headline.

When patient Richard Lee Norris, 37, received a full face transplant in 2012, years after a gun accident destroyed his chin, lips, teeth and nose. Doctors gave him a new jaw, teeth, tongue, skin and muscles.

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Progress is being made with the understanding of how face transplantation has a role in the management of selected patients

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Ferritin plays central role in kidney damage by controlling iron - UAB News

Ferritin plays central role in kidney damage by controlling iron - UAB News | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

It appears that Ferritin plays central role in kidney damage by controlling iron as reported via UAB News. In a research model a protein known as, ferritin, appears to protect the kidneys against a damaging after-effect of injury, heart failure or hardened arteries by controlling levels of iron, according to this research study...

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Untangling the role of iron in the kidney, more complex than previously believed

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