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Replacing Microglia Treats Neurodegenerative Disease in Mice
Researchers find a way to wipe out the brain’s immune cell corps and send in new and improved versions.
Replacing Microglia Treats Neurodegenerative Disease in Mice
Replacing Microglia Treats Neurodegenerative Disease in Mice

Researchers find a way to wipe out the brain’s immune cell corps and send in new and improved versions.

Researchers find a way to wipe out the brain’s immune cell corps and send in new and improved versions.

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Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant
Natalia Mesa | Feb 16, 2022
Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.
Obesity-Linked Gut Bacteria May Worsen Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Asher Jones | Apr 1, 2021
Altered gut microbiome composition in obese mice and human patients is linked with severity of disease after bone marrow transplantation, a study found.
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2019
The “London patient” may represent the second person cured of the infection by a cell transplant.
Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age
Lucas Laursen | Dec 4, 2017
T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 
Vitamin C Blocks Leukemia Progression in Mice
Aggie Mika | Aug 17, 2017
High-dose vitamin C injections reverse the effects of a leukemia-promoting genetic deficiency.
Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2017
Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017
Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.
Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Can Increase GVHD Severity in Stem Cell Recipients
Ruth Williams | May 18, 2016
Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.
Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 16, 2015
The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part. 
Done with Immunosuppressants
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.
Speeding Up Antiviral T Cell Production
Ruth Williams | Jun 25, 2014
Scientists come up with a simpler, more efficient strategy for making multivirus-targeting T cells for immunotherapy.
Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
A report reveals that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than a decade of research has let on.
HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured
Abby Olena | Dec 10, 2013
The virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants and did not have detectable levels of virus for months.
Week in Review: November 11–15
Tracy Vence | Nov 15, 2013
Combating bacterial persistence; ancient canine evolution; T cells and transplants; sharing omics data and code
T cells and Transplantation
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2013
Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.
Two Patients Rid of HIV?
Kate Yandell | Jul 3, 2013
Bone marrow transplants appear to have eliminated HIV from Boston cancer patients.
Immune System Kills Cancer
Kate Yandell | Mar 27, 2013
T-cells engineered to attack B-cells sent adults’ acute leukemia into remission.
New African Bone Marrow Registry
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2012
Nigeria launches its first ever bone marrow registry, which should make it easier to find matches for black people around the world.
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.