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Retina Transplant Difficulties

Why is retina transplant not as easy as the normal eye donation and transplant (I think the latter involves the cornea ) ? This says that a new method has come up but why isnt the process similar and ...
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Is brain transplantation possible?

Many organs can be transplanted nowadays, including the liver, lungs and kidneys. Can the brain be transplanted?
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allogeneic organ transplant and the immune response

What happens when an allogeneic organ transplant is performed on an immunocompetent recipient vs. when it is performed on an immunosuppresed recipient using a donated organ with immunocompetent cells? ...
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Why will tissue from identical twin be rejected in some cases?

From Medline Plus : Also, transplants from one identical twin to another are almost never rejected. My question : Why can a tissue from an identical twin be rejected ?
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Anti-antibodies for preventing transplant rejection

Transplanted organs from the donor are attacked by antibodies from the recepient. So can't we construct anti-antibodies and destroy specifically those antibodies which are causing the rejections ? ...
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How do transplanted stem cells find their way to bone marrow?

Miraculously, transplanted stem cells find their way to the bone marrow missing the stem cells. How do they achieve this?
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Adaptability in immune system

I read somewhere that recently some people are trying to use harmless bacteria that live symbiotically in humans to express some portions of antigens of the harmful ones. Some people have raised ...