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," ...


Engineering an immune-cell booster for cancer patients

Cancer patients might one day benefit from being administered immune cells from healthy donors. But as things stand, receiving donor cells can cause severe or even fatal immune reactions. A researcher at ETH Zurich has now ...

Oncology & Cancer

Studying the impact of stem cell transplants

People with sickle cell disease who receive nonmyeloablative stem cell transplants are at greater risk for developing new tumors, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Breaking down different types of blood donations

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. Becoming a donor is easy and can make a significant impact on your community.


Can blood donors suffer iron deficiency?

With the constant need for blood and platelet donations, frequent, regular blood donors are crucial to having a continuous national blood supply. Across Mayo Clinic in Rochester, for example, anywhere between 50 and 70 units ...

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