European researchers Dr. Jose L. Diez-Martin of Hospital General Universidad Gregorio Maranon, Madrid, Spain, and colleagues claimed that HIV-positive people with high-grade lymphoma can be treated safely and effectively by autologous stem cell transplantation(ASCT). They have published their findings in a March 30th advance on-line publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
In a major breakthrough in both stem cell research and HIV treatment, the US researchers finds Anti-HIV genes can be introduced into autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells, resulting in a potentially HIV-resistant treatment.
Dr. Hütter, a soft-spoken hematologist in Berlin reported that he cured a man of AIDS by giving him transplanted blood stem cells from a person naturally resistant to the virus. This opens a new horizon in AIDS treatment. It is also “proof of principle” for gene-therapy approaches according to Dr. David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate, who is with University of California in Los Angeles.
On 27th August,2008 Dr. George Daley and Kevin Eggan, scientists of the Harvard University made a breakthrough announcement regarding the creation of stem cells from patients with a variety of diseases. They say that this disease-specific stem cells will reshape medicine, as stem cells will make the cells to grow in the petri dish of the lab which will increase the chance of study of all degenerative diseases.
U.S. scientists have launched a project to develop stem cell lines that genetically match human patients.
A bill allowing medical research on embryonic stem cells obtained through cloning narrowly cleared the Iowa Senate Wednesday after a debate that veered between coolly technical science and passionate appeals on both sides.
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are one of the few cell types able to resist infection with HIV-1 despite expressing the cell surface molecules to which HIV-1 binds before entering a cell.
The government of Norway has proposed new legislation that would allow embryonic stem cell research [JURIST news archive] to potentially find cures for various diseases.