Growing new human livers is a long-term goal of bioengineer Kelly Stevens as she studies this organ’s development.
New approaches will examine mechanical factors that could be interfering with liver’s usual ability to regenerate itself.
Prime-and-trap effort harnesses T cells, instead of antibodies, to fend off early-stage malaria infection in mice.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.