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MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair

June 9, 2016 Clinical trial suggests chemo and blood stem cell combination therapy should be considered for people with early, aggressive MS A clinical trial published in The Lancet, a top medical journal, shows that an intensive procedure that completely wipes out the immune system and then regenerates a new one using blood stem cells can

New technology may reduce deadly complication of bone marrow transplants

May 11, 2015 By Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University RIDDELL AND APPELBAUM, 2007 Bone marrow transplants are a common treatment for leukemia. A potentially dangerous side effect called graft-versus-host disease occurs when donor T cells from the transplant attack the body’s tissues, such as the skin (above), in addition to the cancer cells. Researchers have developed

Bone marrow transplants offer cure for sickle cell patients

Sunday, July 8, 2012 By: Sandra Jordan Little Gabby Carter of Cape Girardeau, Missouri thought going to the hospital all the time, frequent bouts of pain, staying inside during temperature extremes and fatigue were just a normal part of life. That is, until she started kindergarten."Kindergarteners have a lot of recesses and they do a

Patient Hopes Experimental Bone Marrow Transplant Will Cure Her of Sickle Cell Disease

Sunday, May 23, 2010 By: Shavonne Potts Salisbury (N.C.) Post More than 80,000 U.S. residents, mainly people of African ancestry, are affected by the inherited blood disorder. Kelly Holloway reaches out for her cat, Jax, a rescued Persian with long cream-colored fur, but she's not quite able to connect with him. It could be the