St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. The researchers showed that NUDT15 status can help predict how individuals will respond to treatment for cytomegalovirus, a serious infection common among people who receive bone marrow transplants. The paper was published today in Nature Communications. Continue reading
Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are hoping to within a year perform the first penis transplant in the United States on a young soldier injured by a bomb explosion in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported.
In a rare instance, two women unrelated to each other donate their kidneys to give a new leash of life to each others’ husband.
(R Reports) – Valery Spiridonov is on a mission. The 30-year-old Russian, who has a degenerative muscle condition known as Werdnig-Hoffman, wants to become the first person ever to undergo a human head transplant.
Five members of a Serbian gang suspected of trying to buy a Moroccan immigrant’s kidney for 6000 euros are arrested in Spain.
South African doctors perform the world’s first successful penis transplant on a young man who had his organ amputated after a botched circumcision ritual.