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2014-04-18 23:03:46

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has opened the Irving Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a state-of-the-art facility for comprehensive bone marrow transplant (BMT) care. The new unit features 18 inpatient rooms, a high-tech nurses station for individual patient monitoring, and a specialized airflow system to help protect patients with weakened immune systems. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Irving Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

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...

2013-07-05 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,...

2012-03-19 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),...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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