US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates | Medicine

US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates |  Medicine

The Biden Administration announced plans to beef up its response to monkeypox on Tuesday, detailing plans to offer more vaccines and more tests to people who are most at risk of getting it—including men who have sex with men and their partners. The move comes after pressure from states, who have been pushing the Administration … Read more

Monkeypox test launched at Stanford Medicine to help combat global outbreak | News Center

Monkeypox test launched at Stanford Medicine to help combat global outbreak |  News Center

Stanford Medicine’s Clinical Virology Laboratory today launched a diagnostic test for the monkeypox virus that has been identified in 42 countries and several US states, including California. The test will accelerate accurate diagnoses and inform public health efforts aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. Stanford Medicine is among the first academic medical centers … Read more

Stanford pediatricians transplant kidneys without need for immune-suppressing drugs | News Center

Stanford pediatricians transplant kidneys without need for immune-suppressing drugs |  News Center

Researchers working with adult patients, including a team at Stanford, have performed sequential stem cell and kidney transplants from living donors. When the donor was half-matched they had partial success, but patients were either unable to completely discontinue immune-suppressing drugs after transplant, or — in other trials not conducted at Stanford — they had unacceptably … Read more

Muscle Shoals parents donate kidneys to their children combating rare genetic disease | News

Muscle Shoals parents donate kidneys to their children combating rare genetic disease |  News

One mother is celebrating a breakthrough that all started with her two kids in North Alabama. Jessica Davenport from Muscle Shoals has been fighting for her kids ever since they were diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disease called schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD). They are the first siblings in the United States to ever both … Read more