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This week: Pediatric kidney transplants, new HIV drug, more

Around 1,800 kidney transplants in the United States each year involve children or adolescents under the age of 18 -- and some of those surgeries take place in Syracuse, at Upstate University Hospital.

Dr. Reza Saidi, chief of transplant services, explains that most pediatric transplants are required because of a birth defect or urological problem. Parents are often able to donate one kidney to a child who needs one. Saidi also goes over the long-term outlook for a child after a kidney transplant.

Also this week, researcher Saravanan Thangamani tells about the new Vector Biocontainment Lab, a first-of-its-kind lab for central New York. Thangamani is a professor of microbiology and immunology, and he's known internationally for his expertise in ticks and tick-borne diseases. And, infectious disease specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy tells about a new long-acting, injectable medication for HIV. Listen this Sunday, April 25 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.