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Gene therapy: 'Tame HIV' used to cure disease
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The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors. A defective immune system in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome leaves people vulnerable to infections and bleeding.
'Tame HIV' used to cure diseaseBBC News

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The Recorder

Keeping Score: Staying Power
The Recorder
It was 1983 and bone marrow transplants were still relatively new, but Whalen had six months to live and he was 26-years-old. Luckily two of his three siblings, Larry and ... I enjoy a nice Macanudo with a BBC or Lefty's. I'm thankful I can still walk ...


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Stem cell transplant for Leicestershire twins with Krabbe Disease
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Twin boys from Leicestershire are to thought to be the first children in England to receive a stem cell transplant for an incurable disease. Seven-year-olds Luis and Kian King have the rare Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease, which causes loss of motor ...

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The Nevada Sagebrush (blog)

Avoid 'slacktivism' on social media
The Nevada Sagebrush (blog)
While it's a nice thought to show support for the boy, many people went about their days feeling they had done a good thing when, in reality, their yellow shirt would mean nothing in helping those who actually need bone marrow transplants. There are a ...

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Bustle

Lifetime's 'Bad Blood' Didn't Happen In Real Life, But There Have Been Some ...
Bustle
Well, bone marrow is the tissue inside the bones and it produces red blood cells. As Stanford at The Tech describes, if someone gets a bone marrow transplant, that's tissue with different DNA and thus produces new red blood cells with that DNA. Now ...

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Antibiotic resistance: 80000 'might die' in future outbreak
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"Without effective antibiotics, even minor surgery and routine operations could become high-risk procedures, leading to increased duration of illness and ultimately premature mortality," it says. It says procedures such as organ transplantation, bowel ...

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Church organ collection in Denmark under threat
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Derbyshire donor's mother meets girl she saved
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A mother whose daughter's liver saved a nine-year-old girl's life has said it is a "wonderful feeling" to have been able to help other families. Organs belonging to Jessica Iddon, 17, from Matlock, were donated after she died in a crash in 2008. On ...

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Conwy man Harry Price's organs save five lives
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While it is now three years since Harry Price died, his organs have since saved five lives. The Conwy man signed the Organ Donor Register in the 1980s after a friend died in a motoring accident. When he died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 2012, his ...

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Europe's first non-beating heart transplant
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Surgeons in Cambridgeshire have performed the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart. Donor hearts are usually from people who are brain-stem dead, but whose hearts are still beating. In this case, the organ came from a donor after ...
Success for first non-beating heart transplant in EuropeThe Guardian

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ROADMAP Study Demonstrating Benefits of HeartMate II(R) Left Ventricular ...
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Today at the 35th Annual International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Meeting & Scientific Sessions, researchers presented one-year results from the ROADMAP Study (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular ...


CareDx Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA) Biomarker in Combination With AlloMap(R ...
CNNMoney
CareDx is also pursuing the development of additional products for post-transplant monitoring of other solid organs that use a variety of technologies, including next generation sequencing to detect donor-derived cell-free DNA to monitor the health of ...

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New Breakthroughs to Avoid Shortage of Treatment for Those With Inherited COPD
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... medical conditions and diseases, including diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), acute myocardial infarction, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, graft vs. host disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, vasculitis, organ transplantation, and multiple ...

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CSL Behring Marks World Hemophilia Day by Renewing Pledge to World ...
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The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn. CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. CSL Behring is a ...

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The Nation

World's first full head transplant
The Nation
The patient's head would then be placed onto the donor's body and attached using what Canavero calls his 'magic ingredient' - a glue-like substance called polyethylene glycol - to fuse the two ends of the spinal cord together. The muscles and blood ...

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