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Hiv And Stem Cells

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Stem Cell Research & HIV

There is quite a bit of information coming to light regarding stem cell research in California - and although there is a lot of speculation, I am curious as to the level of importance stem cell research may play in HIV treatment or in providing a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Suffice it to say that those of us in California are very excited about the prospect for studying approaches on how embryonic stem cells can be used in those with HIV infection. Read more »

One more stem cell question-- HIV meds during transplant

Sorry to have to ask another question. Will I still be taking my HIV meds during the stem cell... Read more »

gene therapy via blood stem cells new treatment for hiv ???

Hi Dr Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and guess what you have become my hero, please keep up... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Kills Brain Cells, Prevents Stem Cell Division, Study Says

... HIV kills brain cells and prevents stem cells from dividing and forming new cells, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Stem Cell , Reuters reports. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Scientists Tout Stem Cells' Use to Battle HIV

...Angeles researcher and HIV/AIDS specialist, UCLA virologist Jerome Zack is working on a way to insert a gene into bone marrow stem cells that could either protect the cells from HIV or deactivate virus already in the cells. The effort would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Chronicle Examines Experimental Stem Cell Therapy for HIV-Positive People

...Francisco Chronicle on Friday examined an ongoing clinical trial that combines components of genetic engineering, gene therapy and stem cell research to develop a "parallel immune system" for HIV-positive people. More than 70 HIV-positive... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

... Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against Read more »
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stem cell

Posted by Anonymous
... It's Worth Knowing Thought Prayer Today in History Women Children Exchange IRIB TV IRIB Radio Scientists turn stem cells into disease-fighting t-cells WASHINGTON (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have found a way to genetically... Read more »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
... "Elite" HIV wife may hold secret to AIDS vaccine Reuters posted: 14 HOURS 21 MINUTES AGO comments: 72 PrintShare Text SizeAAA WASHINGTON Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...until February,'' he said. The goal of this experiment -- which combines elements of genetic engineering, gene therapy and stem cell science -- is to create a kind of parallel immune system that is fortified against the AIDS virus. Like the... Read more »

Next 10-15

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...coming single breakthrough med. So this therapy will likely be used in conjunction with gene therapies designed to stimulate stem cells within the bodies own system. that keep HIV in check. This stuff is hapening with success right now! My... Read more »