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June 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Experiments in monkeys suggest that a recently discovered immunosuppressant drug called rapamycin can be used in conjunction with cyclosporine--the immunosuppressant now most commonly used in transplants--to prolong the survival of transplants and reduce the risk of side effects, Stanford University researchers said last week. The use of cyclosporine has revolutionized transplants by preventing rejection while allowing the body to fight off many infections.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Experiments in monkeys suggest that a recently discovered immunosuppressant drug called rapamycin can be used in conjunction with cyclosporine--the immunosuppressant now most commonly used in transplants--to prolong the survival of transplants and reduce the risk of side effects, Stanford University researchers said last week. The use of cyclosporine has revolutionized transplants by preventing rejection while allowing the body to fight off many infections.
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