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Researchers Want to Create “universal Donor” Lungs

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In a plastic-domed case at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, researchers gave a pair of lungs a new identity. When the lungs first arrived in the lab, they were from someone with type A blood, meaning that there were certain tiny markers, called antigens, attached to the lung tissue and blood cells. But when the lungs left the lab, those antigens were almost entirely gone. In just one hour, the researchers had effectively transformed the lungs into type O.

“This is absolutely amazing,” says Aizhou Zhang, a researcher in the Cypel Lab at the University of Toronto and first author on a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine that describes the transformation. The experiment is an important step toward giving more people access to life-saving organ transplants. More than 100,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for organs, but often those most in need can’t get help because of one big problem: their blood type doesn’t match the organs that are available.

Zhang works in a lab run by Marcelo Cypel, lead author on the paper and a thoracic surgeon who’s spent years figuring out ways to increase the number of lungs available for transplants. One of his previous innovations was creating ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), that plastic-domed apparatus in which this study’s lungs got their new identity.

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Japan Warns Ukrainians Against Adult Entertainment Jobs

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Some Ukrainians have been ?working at certain types of establishments they?re not allowed to,? according to the justice minister

Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Japan from the conflict with Russia have been warned that their visas don’t allow them to work in adult entertainment establishments, according to Japanese Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa.

“There have been cases in which eva

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Study: Heart-healthy Metabolites in Blood Can Be Increased by Eating Eggs in Moderation

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Beijing [China], May 30 (ANI): The findings of recent research suggest how moderate egg consumption can increase the amount of heart-healthy metabolites in the blood.
The findings were published in the journal, ‘eLife’.
Eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol, but they also contain a variety of essential nutrients. There is conflicting evidence as to whether egg consumption is beneficial or harmful to heart health.

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Man Succumbs to West Nile Fever in Kerala’s Thrissur, State Health Minister Orders Controlling Spread of Mosquitoes

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], May 30 (ANI): Hours after Kerala on Sunday reported the death of a person due to West Nile fever, Kerala Health minister Veena George said that controlling the growth of mosquitoes and carrying out source destruction are essential to prevent this illness.
Minister Veena George has clarified that there is no cause for concern.
In a press release on Sunday, George said, “Mosquito control

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