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Effect of nutrigenetics in athletic performance

Dr. Korkut Ulucan

Nutrigenomics, or in other words, nutritional genomics, is the branch of molecular genetics examining the effect of foods on our genes and how individual genetic endowment can effect the way we respond to nutrients in the foods we eat.

Published on 17 November 2015

Concerning Immunosuppression

Dr. Thomas Ryzlewicz

Organ Transplantation had developed to a regular therapy since more than 35 years. Tremendous success had reached. Looking the results over the decades, a clear improvement of the survival of the organs had reached in the first years following the individual transplantation. An essential part of this great success have the Immunosuppressive Drugs. They became strong and stronger. Comparable to other drugs, these immunosuppressive drugs also have undesired secondary effects. That is quite regular.

Published on 04 December 2015

Papillomavirus induced tumors in animals

Dr. Giuseppe Borzacchiello

Cancer is a multifactorial disease involving different risk factors. Among these we recognize: tobacco smoking, alchol drinking, obesity, chronic inflammation, physical activity, infectious agents etc. In veterinary oncology the field is still open and most of the risk factors for animal cancer development are unknown so far. Breed predisposition is one of the most considered risk factor and it is currently known that some breeds appear to be at increased risk of developing some cancer types, suggesting genetics predisposition. This is the case of histiocytic sarcoma which mainly affect some dog breeds, e.g. Bernese mountain dog, Flat coated retrievers.

Published on 01 April 2016

Presenting the Journal of Oncological Studies

Dr. Mutian Zhang

Oncology has reached its most current stage, which emphasizes precise and personalized treatments, in addition to accurate diagnosis and cancer prevention. As a result, clinicians and researchers are becoming increasingly specialized. Simultaneously, elucidation of information in each specialized field is exploding. There are, accordingly, countless scholarly journals that concentrate on the nuanced and specialized fields of oncological research and practice. Realizing that the ultimate goal of oncological study is patient care, I am very interested in knowing to what degree clinicians are concerned with progress in oncological studies (including outside their specific discipline), and if so, which journals are their best resources to provide high-quality multidisciplinary information. 

Published on 02 October 2016

Targeted editing of avian herpesvirus vaccine vector using CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease

Prof. Venugopal Nair OBE

Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) is an avian alphaherpesvirus used as live vaccine against Marek's disease for more than 40 years. HVT is also widely used as a vector platform for generation of recombinant vaccines against other avian diseases using conventional recombination methods or recombineering tools on cloned viral genomes. Here, we describe the application of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing as a rapid and efficient method of introducing targeted mutations to the genome of a live herpesvirus vaccine vector using a transfection-infection system. This approach offers a simple and efficient method to manipulate HVT genome for gene function studies and rapid development of recombinant vaccines.

Published on 15 November 2016

Application and properties of nanometer RDX in PBX

Mr.Jie Liu

In the present work, nanometer RDX-based polymer bonded explosive (PBX) was prepared using a solution-water slurry technique. The obtained PBX is composed of 94.5 % of RDX, 3% of dinitrotoluene (DNT), 0.5% of stearic acid (SA) and 2% of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc).

Published on 14 December 2016

Patients beliefs about gastric banding

Dr.Jude Hancock Dr.Sue Jackson Dr.Andrew Johnson

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery may be an option for tackling obesity in individuals who are unable to lose weight using behavioural methods alone. Beliefs about LAGB are likely to change as experience of living with a LAGB is gained.

Published on 23 December 2016

A life cycle comparison of different organic waste management options: The role of the energetic mix

Dr. Francesco Di Maria

Life cycle assessment was used to evaluate different options for managing the organic fraction (OF) of municipal solid waste at source segregation (SS) intensities of 25% and 52%. Incineration was shown to be the best management option for processing the OF remaining in the residual waste.

Published on 02 January 2017

Specific Interactions between Bovine Serum Albumin and Monensin A: Molecular Description Through Theoretical Calculations

Dr Otávio Augusto Chaves

The interaction between Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA), one of the standard proteins used to study the bioavailability of biological molecules in the bloodstream, and Monensin A (MONA), a commercial drug used in veterinary medicine, was studied by molecular docking and semi-empirical calculations. The computational results suggest that the main scoring function to study the interaction BSA:MONA is ChemPLP function. The most probable binding site to MONA is the site IB, where the Trp-134 residue is found and even MONA structure has a high kinetic volume, it is able to interacts with BSA by hydrogen bonding with Glu-17, Glu-130 and Lys-131 residues . The theoretically predicted interaction enthalpy change value (ΔHint = -20.0 kJ/mol), suggests the binding process is exothermic and probably enthalpy driven.

Published on 06 January 2017

Percent Excess Weight Loss (%EWL) or Percent Excess Body Mass Index Loss (%EBMIL)? Determination of a conversion factor to unify the two formulas

Dr.Antonio Martin-Duce

The reality today is the frequent application of the percent of excess weight loss (%EWL) formula requiring the use of the complex concept of ideal weight. Whereas, the percent of excess body mass index loss (%EBMIL) formula, advocated as the best equation for reporting results in bariatric surgery, aims to avoid it.

Published on 30 January 2017

The Infrared Absorption of Protein Molecules with α- helix Conformation and its Properties

Dr. Pang Xiao-Feng

In order to investigate the relationship of molecular structure of protein molecules with its functions, we collected the infrared spectra of absorption of the collagen and bovine serum albumin containing α-helix conformation and their changes of strength of infrared absorption with varying temperature using the Perkin Elmer FT-IR and Nicolet Nexus FT-IR 670 spectrometer at room temperature of 250C in the region of 400-4000cm-1, respectively.

Published on 03 March 2017

Wireless Point-Of-Care Health Monitoring Systems for Sleep Disorders

Dr. Sechang Oh

More than 40 million people in the United States have been suffering from chronic sleep disorders. More than 50 % of them remain undiagnosed and untreated, and it results in spending over $22 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs because of undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders.

Published on 28 March 2017

Organic synthesis and chemical analysis

Dr. Miguel Yus

Chemical analysis is very important in many sciences, including biology. On reflection, we also realize that it constitutes a cornerstone in our lives and societies as well. The presence of even small amounts of a chemical compound can turn out to be the difference between life and death.

Published on 27 March 2017

Countermeasures and Suggestions on Urban Wetland Conservation and Restoration in the Progress of Urbanization

Dr. Zhao min

Wetland constitutes an important part of the ecological system, while urban wetland is indispensable in ecological system protection. However, with urbanization speeding up, bottlenecks restricting urban wetland conservation are increased, the aggravating challenge in urban wetland conservation. Taking Jiangsu Province as an example, in this paper, through analyzing the current situation and existing problems in urban wetland resources, countermeasures and suggestions on urban wetland conservation are systematically proposed for reference of the sustainable urban wetland ecosystem.

Published on 05 April 2017

Mycoplasmas in the brains of animals: An overlooked site of infection

Dr Robin A J Nicholas

Unlike mollicutes found in humans such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Ureaplasma species, those of animals are not usually associated with diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Animal mycoplasmas are usually causes of respiratory and joint disease. However Mycoplasma agalactiae, the main cause of the OIE-listed contagious agalactia in small ruminants, is found in large quantities in the brain where it may be responsible for undiagnosed non-purulent encephalitis as well as ataxia in young animals. Recent experimental infections of sheep have shown histopathological changes caused by this mycoplasma in the CNS. The cattle pathogen, M. bovis, has been reported occasionally in the brains of calves and adult cattle showing a range of histopathological lesions including abscesses and fibrinous meningitis. Two avian pathogens, M. gallisepticum and M. synoviae have been isolated from the brains of poultry showing meningeal vasculitis and encephalitis.
Mycoplasmas have been isolated from the brains of sea mammals which died explicably in large numbers but it is thought that the mycoplasma exacerbated the effects of an underlying viral disease. Finally evidence has been advanced that certain Spiroplasma species may have a role in the development of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. This review critically examines the role of mycoplasmas in diseases in the brains of animals.

Published on 22 March 2017

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity for gas separations

Dr. Li Pei

Today,membrane separation as a green technology is receiving increasing attention because of its intrinsic advantages such as energy saving, easy operation, small scale, high efficiency, etc.Membrane gas separation has been widely applied in different processes, such as O2/N2 separation, NH3/H2 separation, flue gas separation, natural gas sweetening, and Olefin/paraffin separation.

Published on 05 April 2017

Wastewater Management and Re-use from a Nitrogen Based Fertilizer Complex

Dr. Hussameldin Ibrahim

As a resource, water is often overlooked in Canada due to its plentiful availability and low cost. In the nitrogen fertilizer industry waster is used in many areas such as steam generation, product dilution and process stream cooling.

Published on 30 March 2017

'PHARMACOGNOSY': An essential element of health care services

Dr. Ashutosh Pathak

Pharmacognosy deals with the knowledge of natural resources used in the treatment of various diseases and also as dietary supplements.

Published on 08 April 2017

Perspectives on methods development for oxidative stress biomarkers quantification

Dr. Monica Vieira

Oxidative stress is defined as an imbalance of antioxidants and oxidants in favour of the latter, potentially leading to damage and disruption of redox signalling and/or control of molecular damage (Jones, 2006; Sies, 2015).

Published on 08 April 2017

An Integrated Process for Producing Potassium Sulfate from Potash Mining Wastes

Dr. Hussameldin Ibrahim

In light of growing world demand for potash, increasing production and competition, and the potential effect on increased waste production by potash refineries, a study was completed to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of producing potassium sulphate (K2SO4) from potassium chloride (KCl) as an alternative fertilizer product from such potash wastes.

Published on 04 April 2017

World Class Genomic Medical Center in India- Association with Division of Medical Genomics George Washington University Medical Center

Dr. Jack Kushner

The aim of Precision Medicine is the same as the aim of personalized medicine which is the realization of medical innovation, including the selection and establishment of the best drugs and treatments for individuals according to personalized prediction and prevention of disease in consideration of all kinds of information—not only the precise medical information by next-generation sequencers, but also information regarding personal environments and lifestyles.

Published on 11 April 2017

IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS OF LEISHMANIASIS: SOME CHALLENGING ASPECTS

Dr. Luis Aliaga Martinez

The term leishmaniasis (or ‘leishmaniosis’)1 refers to a diverse group of syndromes caused by >20 different species of intracellular protozoan of the genus Leishmania, belonging to the Leishmania and Viannia subgenera1-3. The parasite infection is widely distributed across the tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions in 88 countries1,2.

Published on 10 April 2017

Photocatalysis in darkness. Optimization of sol-gel synthesis of NP-TiO2 supported on a persistent luminescence material and its application for the removal of Ofloxacin from water.

Dr. Federico Locardi

In the present work, a new photocatalyst based on a new persistent luminescence phosphor, PeLM, and NPs-TiO2 was synthesized and the synthesis was optimized using a chemometric approach.

Published on 05 April 2017

Small molecule drugs development: Where to go?

Dr. Yuyong Ma

In recent years, the drug discovery success has been driven mainly by biologics, which currently represent a sizable portion of the top-selling drugs.

Published on 14 April 2017

Origin of the star symbol

Dr. Nikolai M Sergienko

Monochromatic optical aberrations distort the quality of the image on the retina of the eye. The Point Spread Function (PSF) expresses how an eye perceives a point-like source. Ancient Egyptians depicted the shapes of night sky images, practically PSF. As a result the five-pointed stars emerged as an hieroglyph in Egyptian writing texts. The star symbol became popular in the world.

Published on 10 April 2017

Nanoparticles control and record (?) Earthquakes propagation at large scales

Dr. Elena Spagnuolo

Frictional motion between sliding contact surfaces is critical to artificial and natural mechanical systems rang- ing from the nanoscale to the kilometres length scale of a seismogenic fault.

Published on 18 April 2017

Feasibility study of power generation from waste water treatment with patchy data

It is well known that the treatment of waste water produces biogas as a by-product that is harmful to the environment. The Kinoya waste water treatment plan has been flaring the biogas to eliminate the risk to the society.

Published on 14 April 2017

INVESTIGATION OF THE GENOTOXICITY OF SOME NANO-METAL OXIDE PARTICLES BY THE FIBER OPTIC SOS-TYPE BIOSENSOR

Dr. STARODUB NICKOLAJ. F

Teaser Content- In this article the main attention was given to the registration level of the genotoxicity of nano-oxide metals such as: AgO, ZnO, CuO, CdO, TiO2, and CeO2.

Published on 20 April 2017

Nanostructure and strength in collagen biomaterials

Dr. Richard Haverkamp

Collagen is the main component of many robust natural materials and some manufactured materials.

Published on 27 April 2017

Detection and Decontamination of Mycotoxins: Nanotechnology Approach

Dr. Alexei Nabok

Detection of toxins, either naturally produced (mycotoxins, microcytin) or human-made (pesticides, herbicides, alkylphenols), is currently one of the hottest topics in biomedical and environmental sciences.

Published on 27 April 2017

Heavy oil upgrading using a new nano catalyst at room temperature

Dr. Awad Mansour

Prof. Awad Mansour is a professor of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, University of Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. Dr. Awad Mansour holds Founder & X-Chairman of Chem.& Pharmaceutical Eng. Department at Jordan University of Science & Technology 1980-2007.

Published on 27 April 2017

Core-shell nanoparticles for drug delivery: structural properties and kinetic of the drug release process

Dr. ImreDékány

Self-assembled 3D nanoscale system like multilayered core-shell nanoparticles were synthetized as carrier systems for controlled drug delivery. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (SiNPs d=400 nm) and bovine serum albumin (BSA, d=10nm ) were used for ibuprofen (IBU) -as drug molecule- encapsulation.

Published on 27 April 2017

Antimicrobial properties of ZnO nanostructures: nanoparticles and self-cleaning nanorod-covered surfaces

Dr. Zivile Luksiene

In recent years, a rapid development of nanotechnology opens up whole universe of new possibilities for biomedicine, industry and agriculture.

Published on 27 April 2017

Development of nanocomposite materials enabling to enhance stability and efficiency of hybrid solar cells

Dr. Heming Wang

Si-wafer-based solar cells (SWSGs) currently dominate the photovoltaic market with ~ 90% of the market share. Half of their cost comes from manufacturing of silicon wafers.

Published on 27 April 2017

Nanostructured electrodes for ultrasensitive electrochemical impedance detection of pathogens

Dr. Abebaw Jemere

Nanotechnology has tremendous potential to enhance the performance of biosensors.

Published on 27 April 2017

Nanosensor systems, Nanomedicine and mobile wireless electronics for monitoring and control of cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders

Dr. Vijay K. Varadan

Nanotechnology has been broadly defined as the one for not only the creation of functional materials and devices as well as systems through control of matter at the scale of 1-100 nm, but also the exploitation of novel properties and phenomena at the same scale.

Published on 27 April 2017

Microfluidic platforms with application of nano technology for microbial wastewater treatment and power generation

Dr. Reza Sadr

Wastewater is an abundant source of organic matter, which can be transformed into biogas while at the same time treating the waste using microbial electrolysis cells (MECs).

Published on 27 April 2017

A nano botanical composition with maximum bioavailability for treatment of diabetes

Dr. Awad Mansour

The composition for treating diabetes, preferably formed of gel or cream, contains Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Galega Officinalis, Berberis Vulgaris or extract of them. In particular, the composition is applied on reflexological points of a human body to cause the release of insulin from the patient's pancreas and to enhance the treatment of diabetes.

Published on 27 April 2017

Novel metallic glass composites with optimum antimicrobial and wear performance

Dr. Sergio G Sanchez

In the European Union 8 to 12 % of the inhabitants risk of nosocomial infections. Hospital touch surfaces such as bed rails and handles can be a reservoir of pathogens that cause infections resulting not only in substantial economic losses but even in patient death.

Published on 27 April 2017

Ultrasound assisted preparation of Nanomaterials

Dr. Christos Argirusis

Sonication of liquids with ultrasounds leads to numerous chemical reactions of high energy.

Published on 27 April 2017

Fabrication and characterization of electrospun superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x nanowires and nanowire networks

Dr. Michael R. Koblischka

Superconducting nanowires and nanowire networks of the high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x (Bi-2212) were fabricated by means of electrospinning. Granular nanowires of considerable lengths of up to 100 µm and diameters between 100 and 250 nm result, forming a fabric-like structure with numerous interconnects between the individual nanowires.

Published on 27 April 2017

Structural and morphological characterization of hybrid thin films with superhydrophobic and photoreactive dual properties

Dr. Laszlo Janovak

Superhydrophobic surfaces, with a liquid contact angle θ greater than 150°, have important practical applications.

Published on 27 April 2017

Theranostic gold nanoparticles for paediatric neurosurgical applications in medulloblastoma

Dr. Aaron Tan

Medulloblastoma is the most common and highest grade primary brain tumour in children.

Published on 27 April 2017

Towards High - resolution Retinal Prostheses with Direct Optical Addressing and Inductive Telemetry

Dr. Sohmyung Ha

Sohmyung Ha is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Published on 27 April 2017

Biocompatible gold nanohybrid structures with tunable plasmonic and fluorescent features: syntheses, structural characterization, possible sensor and biolabelling applications

Dr. Edit Csapo

Gold/biomolecules hybrid nanostructures having characteristic plasmonic or highly photoluminescence features have become one of the most important types of nanomaterials that have been extensively investigated in many fields.

Published on 27 April 2017

Nano/micro porous bilayer dressings for use as a hemostatic agent

Ms. Zeynep Karahaliloglu

Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the most important cause of death in battlefield, emergency and hospital settings.

Published on 27 April 2017

The fabrication of novel nanochannels and their applications

Mr. Kai Xiao

Biological ion channels, which can regulate ionic transport properties through cell membranes mainly embodied in ionic rectification, are very important for the implementation of various significant physiological functions in life processes.

Published on 27 April 2017

Nanoliposomal artemisinin for treatment of murine visceral leishmaniasis

Dr. Farhat Afrin

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a fatal, vector borne tropical disease caused by intracellular protozoa of the genus Leishmania. In the absence of vaccines, chemotherapy remains the main armament in control of VL, a neglected disease of poverty.

Published on 27 April 2017

Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic, Microwave dielectric and Fuel cell Applications

Dr. Masood Ahmad

Homogeneous nano crystalline NiO-Ce0.9Ln0.1O2-d (Ln = La, Sm and Gd and Pr) composite anode and nano crystalline Ce0.9Gd0.1O2-d electrolyte material has been successfully synthesized by citrate precursor method.

Published on 27 April 2017

SUN project: An integrated approach for safer nanotechnology innovation

Dr. Danail Hristozov

Significant uncertainties around the environmental and health risks from manufactured nanomaterials (Title: MN) may result in stagnation of nanotechnology innovation.

Published on 27 April 2017

Synchrotron SAXS of collagen biomaterials for industrial applications

Dr. Katie Sizeland

The research advances basic knowledge by revealing the structural basis of materials properties, boosts understanding which improves industrial processes control, and then informs the development of improved new materials.

Published on 27 April 2017

The effect of polysulfide-conjugation on the stability and activity of lysozyme

Ms. Farah El Mohtadi

Enzyme replacement therapies (ERT) are used to treat lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) and are some of the most expensive treatments available today. Examples of LSDs include Gaucher’s disease (GD), Hunter’s disease and Fabry’s disease (FD).

Published on 27 April 2017

Study and characterization of thin films of Sno2: F

Ms. Kelthoum Khammar

The present work reports a further study; of an experimental deposition of thin films produced by spraying a solution of SnO2 / F from dechlorinate dimethyl tin and hydrofluoric acid.

Published on 27 April 2017

Positively Charged Lipid Bilayer as AFM Substrate

Ms Laila Balobaid

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a surface-probing technique that can image biomolecules at subnanometre resolution under near-physiological conditions, i.e., in aqueous solution.

Published on 27 April 2017

Programmed Assembly of DNA Block Copolymer Nanorods

Ms. Shayma Habboush

We report programmed assembly of DNA block copolymer nanoparticles into one dimensional nanorods that can be used as hardware for nano-electronic devices and biosensors.

Published on 27 April 2017

Augmented Alveolar Corticotomy and Accelerated Orthodontics: In-vivo Tissue Engineering

Dr. Donald J. Ferguson

Outpatient surgical injury of cortical alveolar bone combined with augmentation bone grafting is called Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) and is most recognized for reducing active orthodontic treatment times 3X to 4X times (6 months instead of 2 to 3 years).

Published on 27 April 2017

The Regentime Procedure for Organ Regeneration, Transplantation of Mobilized Autologous Adult Bone Marrow Derived Human Progenitor Cells Incubated with Organ-Specific- Xeno-Ultra- Filtrates

Dr. Nassim Abi Chahine

Over a period of seven years, three hundreds patients with different chronic disorders were monitored after the treatment with autologous bone marrow derived stem cells. Our field of study covered a wide range of diseases and multiple protocols were developed and explored

Published on 27 April 2017

Creating organs using nature’s own scaffolding matrix and human stem cells

Dr. Suchitra S-Holgersson

Different pathological conditions such as congenital organ absence, severe organ injuries, end-stage organ failure and malignancy-related organ removal, have few effective therapeutic options apart from a whole organ transplant, that, however, often meets with a serious shortage of suitable donor organs.

Published on 27 April 2017

25 years in Isolation and Clinical Transplantation of Human Hepatocytes

Dr.Roberto Gramignoli

Hepatocyte transplantation (HTx) has been gaining acceptance for the treatment of liver diseases.

Published on 27 April 2017

Can Epigenetic Modifiers Advance the Stem Cell Differentiation

Dr. Ahmed Taher El-Serafy

Epigenetic modifiers are those chemical able to affect the epigenetic signature of the genome and consequently the gene expression.

Published on 27 April 2017

Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapy: The Future of Organ Transplant

Dr. Pradeep Mahajan

Organ replacement is gradually becoming commonplace in modern medicine.

Published on 27 April 2017

The use of Adipose Derived Stem Cells in regenerative medicine and their revolutionary approach

Dr. Giuseppe Mucci

Importance of Stem Cells in developing new therapies and approaches for functional restoration of defective tissue is constantly increasing.

Published on 27 April 2017

Regenerative Medicine and its usage in modern hair transplant surgery

Dr. Sajjad Khan

Dr. Sajjad Khan is the Director of ILHT International and Diplomat American Board of Hair Restorative Surgery with a 20 years of experience in Hair Transplant.

Published on 27 April 2017

Twenty-six Years of Experience on Stem Cell Transplantation In Iran

Dr. Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh

From March 1991 to Oct., 21, 2016, a total of 5777 of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCTs) were performed in the Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Research Center, affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Published on 27 April 2017

Strategies to increase the amount of living kidney donation. The first kidney paired donation and chain kidney paired donation in Poland - single centre experience

Rafal Kieszek

As compared with the results of kidney transplantation procured from deceased donors, kidneys harvested from living organ donor provide better graft outcome.

Published on 28 April 2017

Case report: Renal Cell Carcinoma of first Kidney Allograft in transplanted recipient for second time

Dr. Hind Hassan Al Nour

After kidney transplantation, the use of immunosuppression therapy for the preservation of kidney function increase the incidence of malignancies in transplant recipients compared with that of the general population.

Published on 28 April 2017

Joint-preserving regenerative therapy using controlled release of rhFGF-2 for patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

Dr. Yutaka Kuroda

For many years, minimally invasive joint-preserving regenerative therapy has been desired for the early stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH).

Published on 28 April 2017

Knowledge and attitudes towards organ donation among adults population in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Saud Yaseen Bin Saleem

Organ transplantation is a life saving treatment for patients with end-stage organ failure.

Published on 28 April 2017

Brain-stem death and Organ Transplantation in the Laws of UAE

Dr. Fawzi Benomran

The definition of death and the subject of Organ Transplantation have been addressed in Law No. 4 of 2016, and Law No. 5 of 3016. Law No. 4 of 2016 replaced a pre-existing Law, namely Law No. 10 of 2008.

Published on 28 April 2017

Stem cells: Journey towards clinical translation

Dr. Basan Gowda S Kurkalli

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a major stem cells source for cellular therapy, used in clinical applications for almost a decade.

Published on 28 April 2017

Pediatric kidney transplantation in UAE

Dr. Zubaida M N Alismaili

End Stage Renal Diseases kidney disease is a devastating condition that has a major impact on the patients, caregivers and the healthcare system.

Published on 28 April 2017

Hand-assisted laparoscopic donornephrectomy

Dr. Mirza M. Idu

Living donor kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for end-stage renal disease.

Published on 28 April 2017

The Role of Active Tetrapeptide of Pregnancy Specific Glycoprotein in Including Immunotolerance of Skin Allograft in Mice

Dr. Ruslan Alikhanov

Pregnancy specific glycoproteins (PSGs) are synthesized by the placenta at the onset of pregnancy and are believed to play a role in maintaining a tolerogenic immune environment to prevent rejection of the fetus by the maternal immune system.

Published on 28 April 2017

Normothemic machine perfusion of liver grafts promotes the liver regeneration and inhibits tissue inflammation

Dr. Wayel Jassem

In liver transplantation ischaemia / reperfusion (I/R) injury is associated with an inflammatory response, which has an impact on graft and patient outcome.

Published on 28 April 2017

Refractory anemia due to Parvovirus B19 infection in a renal transplant recipient

Dr. Dhanya Mohan

Post transplant anemia is a common occurrence in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs).

Published on 28 April 2017

The International Genetics & Translational Research in Transplantation Network (iGeneTRAiN)

Dr. Brendan Keating

To date over 650,000 solid-organ transplants have been conducted in the United States alone with estimates of approximately 4 million transplants performed worldwide.

Published on 28 April 2017

Excluded from Hope: The Tragic Story of a Young Man With “Very Short Bowel” Syndrome

Dr. Irene Christodoulou

Irene Christodoulou is a Consultant in General Surgery at G.PAPANIKOLAOU HOSPITAL, THESSALONIKI, GREECE, B' SURGICAL DEPARTMENT, Greece. She is the 1ST Prize winner for the Best Poster in the Panhellenic Congress of Laparoscopic Surgery, Ioannina, Greece. She has done MD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki MD, Medical School in 1994. She is a member of Hellenic Society of Surgery, Hellenic Society of Breast Surgery, International Society of Surgery, European Society for the Study of Liver, International Society of HPB Surgery.

Published on 28 April 2017

FOXP3+ regulatory T cell mediated microvascular recovery in the mouse model of airway allografts

Dr. Mohammad Afzal Khan

Microvascular loss may be a root cause of chronic rejection in lung transplants, which leads to the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Previous research implicates T regulatory cell (Tregs) as a key component of immune modulation.

Published on 28 April 2017

Correlation of Pretransplant Trough Tacrolimus Level with Early Acute Rejection in Live Donor Renal Transplantation

Dr Manish Tripathi

Acute Rejection is the key mediators of long term graft loss. So we aimed the present study to assess the correlation of baseline pre transplant trough tacrolimus level with early rejection.

Published on 28 April 2017

The Myth of Sub-clinical Rejection: where we are?

Prof. Basset El Essawy

The presence of lymphocytic infiltration in solid organ transplantation has been defined as acute cellular rejection when it is associated with graft dysfunction and subclinical rejection (SCAR) when the graft function is quiescent.

Published on 28 April 2017

Stomach Stem Cells: From Basic Biology to Tissue Engineering

Prashanth Saseedharan

The wall of the stomach body contains numerous tubular glands lined by a heterogeneous population of cells producing mucus, acid, pepsinogen and various hormones/peptides.

Published on 28 April 2017