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Graft

A colloquial term referring to the unlawful acquisition of public money through questionable and improper transactions with public officials.

Graft is the personal gain or advantage earned by an individual at the expense of others as a result of the exploitation of the singular status of, or an influential relationship with, another who has a position of public trust or confidence. The advantage or gain is accrued without any exchange of legitimate compensatory services.

Behavior that leads to graft includes Bribery and dishonest dealings in the performance of public or official acts. Graft usually implies the existence of theft, corruption, Fraud, and the lack of integrity that is expected in any transaction involving a public official.

graft

noun blackmail, bribery, corruption, fraudulent income, hush money, illegal profit, illicit profit, illicit revenue, inserere, kickback, money illegally accuired, political corruption, profiteering, property illegally acquired, unjust acquisition, unlawful gain
Associated concepts: bribery, corruption, official misconduct
See also: bribe, connect, corruption, crime, gratuity, hush money, improbity, spoils

GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.

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A review of the Corneal Graft Rejection products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
2006) it is now possible to cross-transplant somitic tissue carrying reporter genes to map cell fate in the post-hatch animal following an embryonic manipulation without any problems associated with graft rejection.
so blockage of these molecules appears an innovative way to block graft rejection.
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At the end of 2 month successful graft uptake was found in 38 cases and among the 4 graft rejection cases 3 had partial rejection while 1 had complete rejection.
Major causes of death in non-survivors were graft rejection (21 percent), malignancy (21 percent), cardiac allograft vasculopathy (an accelerated form of coronary artery disease; 14.
In theory, the developing fetus with an immature immune system should be a prime target for successful transplantation, since the risk of graft rejection is low and the need for long-term immunosuppressive therapy may be avoided.
Meryman's interests shifted to the field of transplantation and graft rejection, he accepted a part-time position as Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at George Washington University.
Although it has proven itself useful in the treatment of genetic kidney disorders, it is only fairly recently that gene therapy has begun to fulfill its promise in treating acute and chronic graft rejection, renal cancer, and HIV-related nephropathy.
The methods may be employed in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, allergic responses, and organ or tissue graft rejection.
The avascularity of the cornea puts it in a relatively immune-privileged position, and complications due to graft rejection can be handled more effectively than in other solid organs.
Although 1-year pancreas graft survival exceeds 80%, nearly one half of patients experience at least 1 episode of acute graft rejection (1).