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Tiny biological package gets drug right to the ‘heart’ of transplant rejection

September 3, 2020


Preventing the rejection of a transplanted heart has often been a Catch-22 situation. If you give an organ recipient large amounts of immune suppression drugs, there may be serious side effects, including kidney damage, hypertension, blood sugar imbalances and even lymphomas. Lowering the dose may be safer for general health but increases the risk that rejection will not be properly controlled and the grafted heart will be lost.

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