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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.

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.

Patients cured of HIV?

Kuala Lumpur - Wednesday two HIV-positive patients located in the United States that went through bone marrow transplants for cancer stopped the anti-retroviral therapy. They are showing no sign of the HIV virus.

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.

Family turns to Twitter to find vital Bone Marrow Transplant Special

Toronto - Cristina Di Corte suffers from mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy (MNGIE) disease, a condition that affects several parts of the body, particularly the digestive and nervous systems. A bone marrow transplant could help halt the disease

Canada approves historic life-saving stem-cell drug for children

Canada has become the first country to greenlight the world’s first approved drug that has stem cells as its active ingredient, offering hope to children suffering from an extremely painful disease that kills up to 80 percent of children affected.

Toronto officer Tony Coscarella with leukemia looking for donors Special

Toronto - Tony Coscarella has been a police officer for the past 20 years. He has spent his life helping the residents of Toronto every day but now he needs help from the community.

Could Bone Marrow Transplants Cure AIDS?

An American man who received a bone marrow transplant appears to have been cured from AIDS. The man had the bone marrow transplant 20 months ago the man's doctors said on Wednesday.

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