Latest bone marrow transplants Stories
Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells following bone marrow transplants.
Infants with Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, appear healthy at birth.
A natural enzyme derived from human blood plasma showed potential in significantly reducing the effects of graft-vs.-host disease, a common and deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplants.
Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy.
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have identified a key molecule for establishing blood stem cells in their niche within the bone marrow.
A Nobel Prize-winning University of Utah geneticist discovered that bone marrow transplants cure mutant mice who pull out their hair compulsively.
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that an anti-inflammatory agent called ATL146e can limit and reverse the progression of graft-versus-host disease after transplant.
Discovery will enable doctors to accurately diagnose and treat skin rashes in bone marrow transplant patients and personalize GVHD treatment.
Researchers have identified a gene that controls the rapid production and differentiation of the stem cells that produce all blood cell typesâ€”a discovery that could eventually open the door to more streamlined treatments for leukemia and other blood cancers, in which blood cells proliferate out of control.
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