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Organ Transplantation

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

T cells are the major barrier to the transplantation of organs between other than genetically identical twins. The basis for immune rejection lies in the incredible heterogeneity among humans in ... More


Reintroductions and Other Transplants

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter focuses on beaver reintroductions and other transplants. Both the Eurasian and North American beavers have been transplanted many times and in many parts of the world in order to ... More


Why is this Cell Different from Other Cells?

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Charles Walker, a stem cell biologist, and Dr. Rebecca Franklin are having a conversation about how stem cells differ from other cells. Walker is one of the nation's pioneers in ... More


Social Media Meet Science Hype

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with medical anthropologist Ann Cummings of the University of New South Wales and stem cell biologist Bretton Salisbury of Duke ... More


The “Evil” of Healthcare Rationing

Philip M. Rosoff

in Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027496
eISBN:
9780262320764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027496.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter introduces the concept of the need for organized healthcare rationing after first discussing the dysfunctions of the healthcare system in the United States: its disorder, gross ... More


Existing Rationing Systems: Organ Transplantation, Scarce Drugs, and Oregon

Philip M. Rosoff

in Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027496
eISBN:
9780262320764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027496.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter initiates the main argument by describing in detail three systems of open, formal rationing in American healthcare: solid organ transplantation, scarce drug allocation, and the Oregon ... More


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