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Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of gene therapy and chemotherapy.
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St. Jude Doctors Claim Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

St. Jude Doctors Claim Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.
Reuters Health Information
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Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies, HIV
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Link Between in Vitro Fertilization and Heart Disease in Pregnancy Discovered

Link Between in Vitro Fertilization and Heart Disease in Pregnancy Discovered

Women who are undergoing fertility treatment should see their doctor/physician urgently if they have heart failure symptoms, says study. Read more ...

Holidays may Disrupt Drug Routines of Children with Diabetes

Holidays may Disrupt Drug Routines of Children with Diabetes

Drug adherence is decreased among children with type 1 diabetes during school holidays and on weekends, finds a new study. Read more ...

It's Bullsh*t That Women Can't Request Female Drivers On Lyft And Uber

It's Bullsh*t That Women Can't Request Female Drivers On Lyft And Uber

This Lyft story is horrifying and further proof that ride share companies are not keeping their customers safe Lyft needs to get its sh*t together, immediately. Anna Gillcrist... Read more ...

This Man In His 30's Doesn't Think He's A Creep For Flirting With 19-Year-Olds

This Man In His 30's Doesn't Think He's A Creep For Flirting With 19-Year-Olds

A man in his 30's was confused when a group of younger women were creeped out by him I know none of us need yet another story about a creepy guy who doesn't understand... Read more ...

9 People Showed Up At A KKK Rally In Dayton, 600 Showed Up To Protest

9 People Showed Up At A KKK Rally In Dayton, 600 Showed Up To Protest

Nine KKK members showed, all but one wore a mask A Ku Klux Klan rally planned over the weeekend in Dayton, Ohio had the city on edge and local police preparing for possible... Read more ...

This Movie Theater Allows You To Bring Your Dog And Has Bottomless Wine

This Movie Theater Allows You To Bring Your Dog And Has Bottomless Wine

BRB, moving to Texas If you're a dog owner , odds are you want to be around them as much as possible. You bring them on walks, to dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants and... Read more ...

Consensual Sex Shouldn't Hurt

Consensual Sex Shouldn't Hurt

Sex shouldn't hurt. I'm not just talking about assault; consensual sex with a partner or masturbation should not include pain. For the purposes of this article, I won't get... Read more ...

I'm Tired Of Nagging All The Time

I'm Tired Of Nagging All The Time

Motherhood makes you do a lot of things that you said “I would never” back in your kid-free days. One of the things I promised I'd never be was a nagger. I would not remind my... Read more ...

Anorexia sufferer, 51, has been denied crucial treatment by NHS

Anorexia sufferer, 51, has been denied crucial treatment by NHS

What began as a diet to lose her post-pregnancy weight in 1994 spiralled into a life-threatening illness. Now, 25 years on, it has destroyed more than half of South Londoner... Read more ...

FTO Gene Variation Linked to Childhood Obesity

FTO Gene Variation Linked to Childhood Obesity

Before the development of an obese phenotype, children at risk, in this case by virtue of a common genetic variant, exhibit increased food intake, said study. Read more ...