$10 million in grants aimed at preventing organ rejection after transplantation

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Transplant surgeons and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received two grants totaling $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how immune cells contribute to organ rejection, with the aim of improving the viability of organs after transplant.

A $7.7 million program project grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funds research to understand the immunological basis of lung transplant rejection.