liver

February 11, 2022

Growing new human livers is a long-term goal of bioengineer Kelly Stevens as she studies this organ’s development.

 

September 8, 2021

New approaches will examine mechanical factors that could be interfering with liver’s usual ability to regenerate itself.

August 31, 2018

Prime-and-trap effort harnesses T cells, instead of antibodies, to fend off early-stage malaria infection in mice.

 

Liver in the warm-perfusion transport device
November 28, 2017

Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle have performed the first liver transplant in the Pacific Northwest involving a warm blood-perfusion device to transport the organ between donor and recipient.

November 28, 2017

In a clinical trial, UW Medical Center deploys a warm-preservation device to transport the donor organ. The first patient received the liver from his sister, who had died unexpectedly. 

adult liver in transport device
October 9, 2017

Dr. Jorge Reyes describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful. The video includes footage of a liver transplant operating room.

October 11, 2017

UW Medicine is one of seven U.S. sites testing whether a warm-preservation system is as effective as puting organs on ice for travel.

A UW Medicine team in August became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.  

Outside of Operating Room 12 at UW Medical Center, the surgical nurse is entering information about Jaime McClanahan Cuzick.

She asks a visitor, "What is her relation to the recipient?”

“Her friend.”

The livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, displaying radically dissimilar responses to the same pharmaceuticals for reasons that have remained mysterious. 

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