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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. 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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With the advantages of rapid visual recovery and fewer complications, this newer EK technique is still very attractive, especially for patients who are longing for rapid visual rehabilitation or at an increased risk for graft rejection. However, due to the relatively small sample sizes and heterogeneous nature of current research, further studies are warranted to verify these points and identify pre- and postoperative risk factors associated with outcomes.
Caption: Figure 6: The [CD4.sup.hi][CD8.sup.low] DP T cell population increased markedly in the graft rejection group.
The marked rise in donor-specific cell-free DNA concentrations in recipient LT3 on day 7 is attributable to the development of graft rejection. The concentrations decreased following an adjustment in immunosuppressive therapy in this particular recipient.
* The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Corneal Graft Rejection and enlists all their major and minor projects
Graft rejection after intestinal transplantation is usually diagnosed according to the histopathology of biopsied intestinal tissues, including the changes of the lamina propria, crypts, villi, and mucosa, in addition to the mononuclear cell infiltration and other features [21-23].
Banff classification for the histological diagnosis of renal graft rejection: what are the advantages?
An artificial corneal transplant is a new and improved method to replace the diseased cornea for these severe eye diseases, becauseit overcomes the problem of graft rejection associated with conventional cornea transplants.
Other topics include helicobacter pylori infection as a risk factor for glaucoma, computer-aided detection of glaucomatous changes, and corneal endothelial cell stress during acute allogenic graft rejection. B&w and color images are included.
Because we're using the patient's own tissue, there are no issues arising from graft rejection."
In some embodiments the altered versions of CXCR3 are used, inter alia, for the direct identification of candidate compounds such as receptor agonists, inverse agonists, partial agonist or antagonist for use in, for example and not limitation, graft rejection; inflammatory skin disease; inflammatory bowel disease; allergic inflammation, allergic pulmonary inflammation, inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy, CNS inflammation; rheumatoid arthritis, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, periodontal disease and neurodegenerative disease.
Classical somite transplantation techniques have been hampered by the necessity of a small opening in the chick eggshell, difficulty in hatching the offspring and interspecies post-hatch graft rejection. With the advent of transgenic chicken technology, it is now possible to use embryos from transgenic chickens expressing reporter genes in somite cross-transplantation techniques to remove any possibility of interspecies graft rejection.