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2012-09-04 23:22:57

Discovery will lead to new screening protocol to better match patients and donors A team of scientists led by a bone marrow transplant researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has shed new light on why most bone marrow transplant patients who receive tissue-matched cells from unrelated donors still suffer acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The answer appears to lie in the discovery of previously undetected genetic differences in the DNA of patients and unrelated marrow...

2012-05-19 23:02:42

Gold Rush Cure Foundation expresses praise for Health Canada's decision to approve the stem cell therapy Prochymal for the treatment of Graft-versus-host disease in children. Laguna Niguel, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 The Gold Rush Cure Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness and funding for research to eradicate childhood cancer, today expressed praise for Health Canada´s decision to approve the stem cell therapy Prochymal®...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'