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Reports Outline Health and Medicine Study Findings from M. Vadori and Colleagues (Immunological challenges and therapies in xenotransplantation)

July 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Health and Medicine is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Legnaro, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Xenotransplantation, or the transplantation of cells, tissues, or organs between different species, was proposed a long time ago as a possible solution to the worldwide shortage of human organs and tissues for transplantation. In this setting, the pig is currently seen as the most likely candidate species."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "In the last decade, progress in this field has been remarkable and includes a better insight into the immunological mechanisms underlying the rejection process. Several immunological hurdles nonetheless remain, such as the strong antibody-mediated and innate or adaptive cellular immune responses linked to coagulation derangements, precluding indefinite xenograft survival."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This article reviews our current understanding of the immunological mechanisms involved in xenograft rejection and the potential strategies that may enable xenotransplantation to become a clinical reality in the not-too-distant future."

For more information on this research see: Immunological challenges and therapies in xenotransplantation. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives In Medicine, 2014;4(4):a015578 (see also Health and Medicine).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Vadori, CORIT (Consortium for Research in Organ Transplantation), Legnaro, 35020 Padua, Italy.

Keywords for this news article include: Pharmaceuticals, Italy, Europe, Legnaro, Therapy, Health and Medicine.

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Source: Biotech Week

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