Case report of first mixed race woman possibly cured of HIV

A new method to cure HIV—by transplanting HIV-resistant stem cells from umbilical cord blood—has yielded long-term successful results, say scientists. The approach was successfully used to treat the "New York patient," ...

Oncology & Cancer

How a leukemia hijacks the genes needed by blood stem cells

As a child, Lynn Aureli didn't know that a particular genetic change contributed to her acute myeloid leukemia (AML)—an alteration that eventually would help explain the cancer's lack of response to chemotherapy. Nor was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do you know about scleroderma?

Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin. It also may cause problems in the blood vessels, internal organs and digestive tract.

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