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New Stem Cell Treatment Found To Cure Bubble Baby Disease

New Stem Cell Treatment Found To Cure 'Bubble Baby' Disease

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new stem cell gene therapy developed by researchers at UCLA is set to begin clinical trials early next year after the technique reportedly cured 18 children who were born without working...

Latest immune systems Stories

rhesus monkey breast or bottle
2014-09-05 02:00:42

Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning.

Rural Microbes Could Boost The Health Of City Dwellers
2014-04-24 03:26:09

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments

How Does Our Immune System Change As We Age?
2014-04-22 10:18:04

Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements.

Researchers Demonstrate 'Guided Missile' Strategy To Kill Hidden HIV
2014-01-10 13:59:06

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill.

2013-11-21 13:04:03

More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.

Human Influences Endangering Galapagos Sea Lions
2013-07-01 09:35:06

Like all biological functions, the immune system places demands on an organism and a new study in the journal PLoS ONE has found the highly active immune systems of some endangered Galapagos sea lions are stressing the animals to the point of starvation.

Sturdier Immune System May Explain Why Women Live Longer
2013-05-16 09:14:05

Women's immune systems age more slowly than men's, which may contribute to their longer average lifespans, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Immunity & Ageing.

2012-06-05 09:57:50

People who have had an episode of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, face a relatively low short-term risk of developing shingles.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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