Could this end organ rejection? Breakthrough shows a discarded diabetes drug could prevent life-threatening complications after heart transplant surgery



A discarded diabetes drug could be the key to beating organ transplant rejection, a landmark study has found.
One in six heart recipients die within a year, and those that do survive face higher risk of infection, weight gain, cancer and diabetes from their life-long regime of immunosuppressant drugs. 
However, a new study by Queen Mary University of London found that by repurposing a drug designed to treat diabetes, they could speed up the process necessary for the blood system to fuse into the new organ.
The researchers say this finding could be a game-changer - and a cost-effective one... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Health, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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