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Live Chat: The Science of Organ Transplantation

20 June 2012 8:57 am
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See below for the chat box. Join us each Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT for a live conversation with leading scientists and expert reporters.
Today's Topic

Our immune system keeps us safe from dangerous bacteria and viruses. But it also treats a life-saving heart or kidney transplant as an invader and ultimately destroys it. What new methods are researchers developing to allow transplanted organs to survive longer in hosts? Can they use the body's own immune-controlling cells to rein in immune attacks on organ transplants? And can they find ways to use organs from animals to provide substitutes for donated human organs, which are in short supply?

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David K. C. Cooper


Vu Nguyen

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Mitch Leslie



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