May 15, 2013Robotic transplant an option for obese kidney patients
Patients once doomed to die on dialysis have new hope for transplant
March 12, 2013Treatment for sickle cell brings hope, a cure
Two brothers are cured of their sickle cell disease with a stem cell transplant from their older brother.
March 4, 2013New treatment for sickle cell brings hope, cure
Thanks to a third brother, two brothers were cured of sickle cell disease through a relatively uncommon type of stem cell transplant without chemotherapy.
January 28, 2013Islet transplant may slow atherosclerosis
Researcher Kirstie Danielson found positive results after Islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes.
November 28, 2012Renowned Mexican singer recovering after robotic surgery
Renowned Mexican singer Vicente Fernández Gómez traveled from his home country to undergo robotic surgery at the UI Hospital Nov. 8.
October 10, 2012Targeting liver disease with gene therapy
There’s no treatment for liver fibrosis, a disease that kills about 29,000 Americans each year. Hayat Onyuksel and her team of researchers are working to change that.
October 10, 2012UI Hospital unveils new transplant unit, research center
The UI Hospital unveiled two new units last week that focus on healing patients with devastating chronic diseases.
October 3, 2012UI Hospital Unveils Renovated Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will unveil its newly remodeled 10-bed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
August 31, 2012First Simultaneous Robotic Kidney Transplant, Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed
A 35-year-old Chicago woman is the first patient in the world to have a combined procedure that offers new hope for obese kidney patients.
June 18, 2012Chicago Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Disease
A Chicago woman treated at the University of Illinois Hospital is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell disease without chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant.