Immunologist Samuel Strober dies at 81
Strober, a professor and former chief of immunology and rheumatology, found a way for transplant recipients to reduce or abandon immunosuppressive drugs yet avoid organ rejection.
Double transplant saves life of COVID-19 patient
Surgeons describe the patient’s 24-year-old son as a hero for his persistent and dedicated advocacy on behalf of his father.
Standout year for heart transplant program
Research scientist Tom Pugh was among 86 people to undergo heart transplants at Stanford Health Care in 2020.
Possible cure for iron-overload disease
Motivated by the loss of a patient, a doctor leads a research effort to uncover the molecular mechanisms of hemochromatosis in the heart.
Stanford marks 1,000th heart-lung and lung transplant
Alicia Bland, who suffered from lung disease for three decades, got new lungs and “a second chance at life.”…
Overcoming transplant rejection in mice
If the antibody treatment is eventually found to be viable in humans, it could increase the numbers of people who benefit from hematopoietic stem transplants, Stanford researchers said.
Transplants without tissue-matching?
Researchers’ experimental approach for preparing mice for blood stem cell transplantation may one day make it possible in humans to safely transplant organs or cells from any donor to any recipient.
Heart recipient who gave birth looks back
Just 28 when she received a new heart at Stanford Hospital in 1991, Yolanda Ishaq went on to become the first heart transplant recipient to have a child at Stanford.
Team seeks to decipher vulnerability to virus
Stanford researchers have joined forces to learn how immune cells in some kidney transplant patients fight a common virus. The work could lead to a test to predict who is at risk, and possibly develop new treatments.
One liver donor benefits two patients
Noah Hernandez, born in 2017, and James Howell, born in 1955, each benefited from a single liver to treat their life-threatening conditions.
Tough transplant cases? Hospital up to the task
Dane Conrads, now almost 4, was “desperately ill” when he received his liver transplant in 2014. Last year, he also benefited from one of the most complicated kidney transplants ever performed at Packard Children’s Hospital.
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