Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat. Massachusetts Institute of Technology An MIT-developed inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control. The smart hand is soft and elastic, weighs about half a pound, and costs a fraction of comparable prosthetics. But this high-tech dexterity comes at a price. […]

Study identifies a major role for immune cells called natural killer cells in organ rejection

Immune cells called natural killer cells contribute to organ rejection after transplantation because they miss “self” proteins on donor cells, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of JASN. A better understanding of this process may help clinicians prevent and treat organ rejection. Transplanted organs are recognized by the immune system of the recipient as foreign or non-self, which […]

Hansa Biopharma announces long term follow-up data demonstrating 3-year graft survival of 84% after imlifidase treatment and transplantation

Hansa Biopharma, announced three-year follow-up data in crossmatch positive patients who received imlifidase prior to kidney transplantation. As reported in an article, which has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Transplantation, 84% of patients still had a functioning allograft after three years, three allograft losses occurred during the first six months with two further losses occurring between […]