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New Computer Models Successfully Link Donors and Kidney Transplant Patients

March 11, 2009

M. Utku Unver New computer models capable of sifting through data for thousands of donors and patients can now link strangers in life-saving chains of kidney transplants, a team of researchers report in the current edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The transplant chains can lead to an increase in the number of procedures and overcome obstacles posed by logistics or donors who back out. Full Story

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