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"Bubble Boys" Lose Bubbles Thanks to Gene Therapy Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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"Bubble Boys" Lose Bubbles Thanks to Gene Therapy

Historically, patients with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), an often fatal congenital disorder in which the cells involved in immune responses fail to work properly, have been kept in isolation in a sterile environment to protect them from infection. Currently, the only long-term treatment for so-called bubble boy disease is a bone marrow transplant, but an experimental gene therapy is showing promise for boys with X-linked SCID. Of the nine babies given the treatment, six developed immune systems capable of fighting off infection. More...
Dialectrum
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 5:36:40 AM

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A disease exclusive to males?
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 7:43:37 AM

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Dialectrum wrote:
A disease exclusive to males?

Hehe! I am woman hear me roar!
Why am I roaring? Do you know what women go through every month? There are pros & cons for everything.

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Momsey
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 9:10:03 AM
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Amazing. I am so glad that there is hope for these children.
striker
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 5:09:42 PM
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great episode on seinfeld
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 6:31:41 PM

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I am truly amazed at the progress (sometimes) accomplished by scientists/medical people and others in this day and age. Presently I'm recovering from having 8 stiches done on the cornea of my right eye; necessary to repair RK surgery done back in the mid 1980's. But then, of late I watch just how stupid the people that control so much of this country and the world are responding to the present Ebola crises.
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