An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what’s known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition that develops when transplanted stem cells
Curl your fingers around a glass of water. Grip the corner of a page. Send a text message. Most of us perform these actions without thinking, but Scott Frey thinks about them all the time. Frey studies the brains of people who have lost use of or feeling in a hand due to nerve injury.
In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans. The experiments, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one day to transplant livers, hearts and other organs from pigs into humans, a
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 By: Science Daily Allogeneic (donor-derived) stem cell transplant (alloSCT) may be a promising option for patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), regardless of the patient's underlying genetic abnormalities, according to the results of a study published online in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. About 15,000 new