Addenbrooke's Hospital children's bone marrow transplant service opens
Will Grocott, 15, is the first to receive treatment from the service at Addenbrooke's Hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
McConnell ’ s Bid to Downplay Freezes Undermined by History of Politicians Lying About Their Health
After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze during a press conference this month, the Kentucky Republican’s second such episode this summer, his office released a note from the Capitol physician intended to calm those worried about his ability to continue at his job. Dr. Brian Monahan told McConnell in the letter that there was “no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, TIA or movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.” Monahan suggested the episodes may be related to the Leader’s concussion in March or to dehydration. [time-brightcove n...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mini Racker Tags: Uncategorized Congress Source Type: news
Incyte teams with Mia Hamm to raise GvHD awareness
Mia Hamm is a long-time advocate for the bone marrow transplant community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news
Uganda: Cancer Institute, Indian Partners Conduct First Bone-Marrow Transplant Conference in Kampala
[Nile Post] Aster Medcity, one of South India's largest quaternary care healthcare centres; Magnus Medi , one of the leading brands in India's medical tourism industry, in partnership with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), have successfully concluded the first bone-marrow transplant conference in Kmapala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Uganda Source Type: news
HIV 20 months & #039; remission after a bone marrow transplant with no protective mutation - the Geneva patient
In February 2023, the IciStem consortium, which includes Asier Sáez-Cirión's team at the Institut Pasteur, published details in Nature Medicine of a third case of HIV remission after a bone marrow transplant, involving the Düsseldorf patient. A total of 5 individuals (the Berlin, London, Düsseldorf, New York and City of Hope patients) are now considered as having probably been cured of HIV infection after receiving a bone marrow transplant. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news
How to deep freeze an entire organ —and bring it back to life
MINNEAPOLIS— The rat kidney on the operating table in front of Joseph Sushil Rao looked like it had been through hell. Which it had—a very cold one. Normally a deep pink, this thumbnail-size organ was blanched a corpselike gray. In the past 6 hours, it had been plucked from the abdomen of a white lab rat, pumped full of a black fluid, stuck in a freezer cooled to –150°C, and zapped by a powerful magnet. Now, in a cramped, windowless room on the 11th floor of the University of Minnesota’s (UMN’s) Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower, Rao lifted the kidney from a small plastic box and gently laid it...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Episode 3: RSV Infections in Patients Receiving Bone Marrow Transplant Episode 3: RSV Infections in Patients Receiving Bone Marrow Transplant
RSV infection before or after bone marrow transplantation or CAR T-cell therapy can be challenging to manage. Tune in to hear experts Drs Forest Arnold and Melody Smith discuss.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases InDiscussion Source Type: news
14-year-old with leg pain that turned out to be cancer was saved by her small brother
A 14-year-old girl with leukaemia was saved by a bone marrow transplant from her "superhero" 10-year-old brother. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can ‘toxic’ bilirubin treat a variety of illnesses?
Generations of medical and biology students have been instilled with a dim view of bilirubin. Spawned when the body trashes old red blood cells, the molecule is harmful refuse and a sign of illness. High blood levels cause jaundice, which turns the eyes and skin yellow and can signal liver trouble. Newborns can’t process the compound, and although high levels normally subside, a persistent surplus can cause brain damage. Yet later this year up to 40 healthy Australian volunteers may begin receiving infusions of the supposedly good-for-nothing molecule. They will be participating in a phase 1 safety trial, sponsored...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
A Path to a Career in CLL Clinical Research A Path to a Career in CLL Clinical Research
Joanna Rhodes, MD, MSCE, narrates a change in focus from acute leukemias and bone marrow transplants to the field of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology MDAngle Source Type: news
Tanzania: Milestone in Bone Marrow Transplant
[Daily News] TANZANIA is making a step ahead to ease accessibility of specialised health services to its people following the launch of bone marrow transplant services at its Benjamin Mkapa Zonal Referral hospital in Dodoma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Boy, 4, diagnosed with rare cancer never seen anywhere in the world - symptoms to spot
"Courageous" Arthur is currently undergoing chemotherapy and may require a bone marrow transplant in the future. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
When it comes to identifying new gene therapies, she ’s in it for the long run
Like any experienced distance runner, Grace McAuley always keeps her focus on the finish line — even if it’s out of sight. That’s what makes her such a promising young scientist.In spring 2021, McAuley was a UCLA senior who was wrapping up four years on the Bruin track and cross-country teams. Not long after running her last race for UCLA, she joined the lab of Dr. Donald Kohn, a UCLA physician-scientist known for developing gene therapies for blood and immune disorders.“I kept telling Grace she was too busy to join the lab, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer,” says Kohn, a member of theEli and Edythe Broad...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
UCLA-led study uses base editing to correct mutation that causes rare immune deficiency
Key takeawaysA condition called CD3 delta SCID is caused by a mutation in the CD3D gene, which prevents the production of the CD3 delta protein that is needed for the normal development of T cells from blood stem cells.UCLA researchers showed that a new genome editing technique called base editing can correct the mutation that causes CD3 delta SCID in blood stem cells and restore their ability to produce T cells.Base editing is an ultraprecise form of genome editing that enables scientists to correct single-letter mutations in DNA.A new UCLA-led study suggests that advanced genome editing technology could be used as a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
How the Stars Align to Cure HIV How the Stars Align to Cure HIV
The apparent cure of a woman ' s HIV infection shines a light on the potential of cord blood compared with bone marrow transplantation.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news