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2014-04-14 23:05:32

Matt Jones went from being a three time cancer conqueror to relearning how to walk to running five marathons on five continents and is now a life changing inspirational and motivational leadership speaker. April 14th marks his ten year anniversary of a bone marrow transplant. To celebrate he is giving away his book, "Cancer is a Marathon." Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime (American Cancer Society)....

2014-01-08 12:28:20

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bone marrow transplants are a $1.3 billion market and the fastest-growing hospital procedure in the U.S. They are the only potential cure for many blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients. The procedure is technically called hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and can be either a bone marrow transplant (BMT) or transplant of blood stem cells isolated from peripheral blood (PBSC). In either case, it involves...

2013-12-20 08:26:06

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have leukemia, lymphoma or other blood cancer diseases might have heard about bone marrow transplant as a potential treatment. As with any serious procedure, it is important to have all questions answered by a physician before any decision is made. Below are four important questions to ask during a doctor's visit. * What is a bone marrow transplant? First, patients undergo chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to destroy their...

2013-07-05 23:18:44

As reported in a BBC News article, ‘Bone marrow frees men of HIV drugs’ on 7/3/2013, patients are testing “HIV free” after bone marrow transplants. BelmanInsuranceAdvisor.com believes this knowledge could have a tremendous impact on the insurance industry and strongly urges support of more research in this area. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Two men who have lived with HIV for 30+ years were recently taken off their anti-retroviral drugs after testing HIV-free post-bone...

2012-12-10 16:43:16

First study in humans shows promise for preventing graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplant A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study, the first to test this treatment in people, combined the drug vorinostat with standard medications given after transplant,...

2012-10-24 07:32:14

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hadasit Bio-Holdings Ltd. (TASE: HDST, OTC: HADSY), a publicly traded portfolio of biotech companies, all based on intellectual property developed and owned by Hadassah University Hospital, Israel's foremost medical research center, today announced that its portfolio company Enlivex has completed a clinical trial and is reporting positive results that indicate efficacy and safety in its treatment for recipients of bone marrow transplants from foreign...

2012-04-10 02:27:37

WILMINGTON, Del., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System's Bone Marrow Transplant Program was recently awarded accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) FACT establishes standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice in cellular therapies and is headquartered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. FACT is a non-profit...

2012-03-19 10:10:51

Results emphasize immune component of autism spectrum disorder A paper published online today in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and significantly extended the lifespan of Rett mouse models. Exploring the function of microglia deficient in methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (Mecp2),...

2012-03-19 02:23:14

Results Emphasize Immune Component of Autism Spectrum Disorder TRUMBULL, Conn., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A paper published online in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe symptoms of the childhood disorder, including abnormal breathing and movement, and significantly extended the lifespan of Rett mouse models. Exploring the function of...

2012-03-16 11:10:09

Infants with Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, appear healthy at birth. But within a few short years, the illness takes a heavy toll, leaving children blind, speechless and paralyzed. Most die by age 5. There are no effective treatments for the disease, which can also strike older children. And several therapeutic approaches, evaluated in mouse models and in young children, have produced disappointing results. But now, working in mice with the infantile form of...