HIV and AIDS: Possibly Not a Death Sentence with Stem Cell Therapy

It is estimated that over one million Americans are infected with the HIV virus. HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is an infection that eventually leads to AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Once AIDS has set in, most patients die within five years due to complications from cancers, diseases, viruses, or infections. Doctors and researchers [Read More]

Researchers Create Cells Resistant to HIV

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, a not-for-profit biomedical research facility, have developed a new approach to make cells resistant to the HIV virus. In laboratory experiments, the HIV-resistant cells promptly replaced infected cells. The method offers a potential cure for people with HIV. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of [Read More]

Researchers Discover Why Leukemia Relapses

A group of researchers in Canada, led by Dr. John Dick at the University of Toronto, have discovered the reason for the mysterious relapse of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in some patients. The findings provide insight into why certain patients are fated to relapse while others achieve remission with standard chemotherapy.

Targeted Stem Cell Treatments May Cure Leukemia

A researcher at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev claims to have developed an innovative stem cell treatment that could potentially cure leukemia. The per capita fatality rate from leukemia in Israel is the fourth highest in the world. In the United States, the disease claims nearly 25,000 lives each year.

Immune System Reboot Using Autologous Stem Cells Proves Effective in the Treatment of Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

MS stem cell treatment

Recent results from a phase 2 clinical trial using stem cell transplantation have offered new hope for the treatment of aggressive multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS), while not a deadly disease, is known as severely debilitating, slowly deteriorating a patient’s entire nervous system. An aggressive form of MS rapidly results in failure of the nerves [Read More]

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