A very unusual blood transplant appears to have cured an American man living in Berlin of infection with the AIDS virus, but doctors say the approach is not practical for wide use. The man, who is in his 40s, had a blood stem cell transplant in 2007 to treat leukemia. His donor not only was a good blood match but also had a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to HIV.
Now, three years later, the recipient shows no signs of leukemia or HIV infection, according to a report in the journal Blood.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 1:46 PM on Dec. 15, 2010
Answer by sweet29mom at 11:29 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
Yes, I am all for it I have MS and their is no cure and my son has autism. So I hope that they find a cure one day also.
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Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 11:46 PM on Dec. 14, 2010
The harvesting of stem cells from abortion should not be permitted. The money involved drives the doctors to prolong pregnancies to grow more tissue and increase pain to the murder victim and complications to the mother. Well, it is just disgusting. Obviously it isn't necessary to go that route to get stem cells. So why ask if I am for or against stem cell research in general when what you really want to know is if I see a difference between the various sources. Yes, the source is important.
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