MicroRNAs provide telltale signature of organ rejection

Levels in blood and tissue identify kidneys under attack

3:55pm, March 16, 2009

Nobody likes rejection. For most people it means emotional distress, but for people with organ transplants, rejection could mean organ loss or even the loss of life.

Now scientists have found a signature of organ rejection that could help detect the disorder and treat it before transplanted organs sustain damage, the team reports online March 16 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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