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Transplants 'helped' by toxic gas

22nd October 2007

Researchers have discovered what they believe is a safe method to administer the toxic gas carbon monoxide in a way that could help organ transplant patients.

Sheffield University scientists say minute doses help widen blood vessels and cut inflammation, which could boost the survival chances of donor organs. The team, led by Professor Brian Mann working alongside Dr Roberto Motterlini at Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, has developed a way to release targeted small doses of CO using carrier molecules and expect to start human trials by the end of the decade.

 

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