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Blow for bone marrow transplant as stem cells age

Bone marrow transplants are tricky procedures, particularly with blood-related problems. Now a new concern has been raised: rapid cellular ageing.

Artificial bone marrow could treat leukemia

In a medical breakthrough, scientists have used stem cells to artificially grow bone marrow for use in transplants designed to combat leukemia.

Bone marrow transplant did not cure HIV

The HIV virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants. The patients did not have detectable levels of virus for months and were thought, by some, to have been 'cured'.

Gene therapy a big win against leukemia and blood disorders

Seattle - Leukemia has been a recognized illness since the 1800's but successful treatments are much more recent. The latest treatment being hailed as a success, in the treatment of leukemia and other blood disorders, is gene therapy.

UK: Asian bone marrow donor register increase following appeal

Tipton - Personal tragedy often leaves to inspirational behavior. The Bains family in the UK are in that unique, but tragic, position now — ethnic origin matters.

Bone marrow transplant frees two men of HIV drugs

Scientists recently announced that two HIV-positive men have shown no signs of HIV in their bodies after receiving a bone marrow transplant.

Robin Roberts takes leave of absence for bone marrow transplant

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts announced on Monday that her last day on the show prior to taking a leave of absence will be on Friday. Roberts is taking the medical leave into order to receive a bone marrow transplant.

Doctors develop technique to help reduce chemotherapy in children

Doctors in the UK have developed a new technique that prevents bone marrow rejection in children who require transplants and as a result, reduces the need and therefore the side effects of intensive chemotherapy.

Mixed races are at added risk for stem cell transplants

Finding bone marrow or stem cell donors is never easy. Because stem cells have to match similar DNA markers, or HLA antigens, it is the one time that race makes a huge difference in the donation process.

German Doctor Accidentally Cures AIDS With Bone Marrow Transplant

A doctor from Germany treated an American patient suffering from leukemia. He not only cured the leukemia, but also the patient’s AIDS in the process.

Spanish Baby 'Genetically Engineered' to Cure Brother's Illness

A Spanish baby is currently suffering from a rare hereditary disease and doctors say he only has a few more years to live. After receiving the news, the baby’s parents underwent a special genetic treatment to conceive another baby to cure the first one.

Sister of Dying Man Refuses to Donate Bone Marrow to Save His Life

Cancer victim Simon Pretty needs a bone marrow transplant, his sister is a perfect match but refuses to donate.

Firefighter Docked Week's Pay For Donating Bone Marrow to Dying Girl

Saving lives is a major part of a firefighter's job. But one U.K. firefighter was punished for helping save the life of a child.
 

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