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TREC, TIBI, & One Lambda Inc. Launch Mass Media Campaign to Promote Living Donation

November 25, 2020

The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), in partnership with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and One Lambda Inc., on October 21st launched a 6-month mass media campaign to raise awareness about the Living Donation Storytelling Project. The campaign seeks to reach kidney and transplant patients, living donors, and nephrology, dialysis, and transplant professionals across the nation to help them learn about the innovative educational resources available through the Living Donation Storytelling Project. The Living Donation Storytelling Project is an online digital library of video stories recorded by real living donors, recipients, family members, and those in need of a kidney.

Television and Medicine: Patients, Donors, and Medical Professionals Respond to New CBS Sitcom about Living Donation

November 20, 2020

On November 5th, five million people watched the premiere of a new CBS show about living donation! B Positive is a new comedy sitcom following one man’s living donation journey. Drew, a therapist and single dad, is shocked to find out his kidneys are failing and he’s in urgent need of a transplant. With a rare blood type and lacking friends or family to ask to be his donor, Drew feels hopeless until he runs into an old high school acquaintance—Gina. Gina spontaneously offers to be his donor in her quest to do something bigger than herself.  

Contact Lenses For Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use

November 20, 2020

Specially engineered c
ontact lenses use tears to monitor patient health
 
 
(LOS ANGELES) – Human bodily fluids and secretions contain molecules known as biomarkers that contain a wealth of information about the body’s health and the presence of disease.  Among secretions such as tears, sweat and saliva, tears are considered the best source of biomarkers, with concentrations similar to those found in blood.  Tears are also sterile, readily available and less susceptible to the damaging effects of temperature change, evaporation and secretion rate.   
The busts of 5 laureates of the 2019 Mustafa Prize Laureates’ Busts Unveiled in Tehran

November 2, 2020
 
The busts of 5 laureates of the 2019 Mustafa Prize were unveiled with the presence of 3 laureates
 
Observing the health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, during a ceremony held on November 1, 2020, the busts of the 2019 Mustafa Prize laureates, Ali Khademhosseini, Ugur Sahin, Umran S. Inan, Hossein Baharvand, and Mohammad Abdolahad were unveiled in the Scientists’ Garden, Pardis Technology Park.

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