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Why patients receiving organs from deceased donors have higher risk of cancer
 

Why patients receiving organs from deceased donors have higher risk of cancer

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While it is widely known that some bodily functions continue for a while after death but scientists now say that gene activity can be added to the list of after-death phenomena.
 
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30 Oct 2016 - General
 
Quite a scary though for Halloween! Who knew that activity in some cells and genes would be happening even after death. What really got my attention is that the genes that are more active are those that promote cancer, which can then be transplanted into recipients of the cadaver’s organs. I wonder if there would be a way to screen for such activity before organ transplantation to ensure that no such genes can harm the organ recipients? If not, then it may be just one of the risks the recipient...
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Very interesting topic indeed! I thought that the idea of life after death is a social belief, but after reading this post, I am surprised to see that some genes remain active even after death. The relativity of organ transplantation from a deceased donor and the recipient developing complications can be understood that if some malfunctioned organs are transplanted then it can affect the outcome of the whole treatment. However, the idea proposed in this post that some genes remain active even af...
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