Monday, January 30, 2017

BacterioFiles 284 - Remedies Reduce Recipient Rejection

This episode: Modifying mice's microbial communities increased mouse survival before a transplantation was rejected by their immune system!
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Journal Paper:
Lei YM, Chen L, Wang Y, Stefka AT, Molinero LL, Theriault B, Aquino-Michaels K, Sivan AS, Nagler CR, Gajewski TF, Chong AS, Bartman C, Alegre M-L. 2016. The composition of the microbiota modulates allograft rejection. J Clin Invest 126:2736–2744.

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    1. Wow! This is quiet relevant to what I will be doing in my line of work! I will be working with blood and tissues in a lab for a hospital, running the blood and organs through processes to make sure donors and recipients are acceptable. I would love to see more options become available for people in dire need.