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  • Stem cell confusion could have dire affects

    01/21/2012 8:31:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies ^ | 01.18.12 | Donald Hudspeth
    When you hear the term “stem cells”, what comes to mind? Religious controversy? Ethical debate? embryonic stem cell research? These associations are common, and unfortunately could be limiting how often stem cells are donated for use as a life-saving transplant. Many people equate stem cells with embryonic stem cell research but non-embryonic (or adult) stem cells are different and they’re used every day in modern medicine to save lives. Furthermore, to date, embryonic stem cells have not been used for many human therapeutic purposes.Nearly everyone knows someone that has had or needed a bone marrow transplant, but did you know...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Donates Marrow to Help Stranger

    07/01/2010 11:34:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Lisa Daniel
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2010 – Two years ago, Army Pfc. Ted Bonham suppressed his self-described “horrible phobia of needles” and participated in a routine blood drive with his reserve unit in Knoxville, Tenn. He couldn’t have guessed then how big that gesture of generosity would become. When the technician asked if Bonham and his buddies from the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion would have their cheeks swabbed to possibly become bone marrow donors -- with the comment that they probably would never be called -- Bonham was the only one to come forward. Today the 20-year-old is undergoing a procedure at...
  • Marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease

    12/10/2009 5:18:58 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Gene Emery
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. > Destroying a patient's bone marrow and replacing it with healthy marrow from a donor, often a sibling, is considered too risky for adults. > This approach leaves enough space inside the patient's bones for the donated marrow to find a home and produce enough healthy red blood cells to compensate for the defective ones. >
  • Face of Defense: Sailor to Meet Bone Marrow Donation’s Recipient (Get Tissues)

    05/02/2008 6:02:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 149+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2008 – When he’s in Cincinnati tomorrow to receive an award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a senior enlisted sailor will meet the girl whose life he saved with a bone marrow donation. Navy Chief Petty Officer Willie H. Corey, a submarine fire control technician, will be recognized for his participation in the National Marrow Donor Program. Corey, a native of Newport News, Va., has been a donor on the NMDP’s registry since fall 2006. "When I found out that the potential recipient was a little girl, it was a no-brainer to donate; I have a...
  • Researchers make stem cell breakthrough

    11/06/2007 9:40:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 65+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 4, 2007 | NA
    Canadian Press TORONTO — Scientists at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children say they've taken a step forward in stem-cell transplant research. They've discovered a gene with properties that allow for successful transfer of stem cells from human bone marrow into mice. They also identified the type of cell that expresses the gene (called SIRPalpha) and is responsible for either destroying or supporting growth of human blood stem cells. The researchers hope further studies will lead to the development of a therapy so more children with blood diseases can receive bone marrow transplantation. It may also help provide a genetic test...
  • Deployed Airmen register for marrow program

    08/16/2006 4:40:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Celena Wilson
    8/16/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The faces on posters that call attention to a number of worthwhile volunteer causes are often lost in the hustle of accomplishing the daily mission. However, the association of one poster to a deployed Airman at a recent drive in Southwest Asia put a face on the critical need for all to register as bone marrow donors. The base-wide campaign drew 685 new registrants to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. It was held in memory of Cavion Holloway, the son of Staff Sgt. Danielle and Billy Holloway, who passed...
  • Fossil frogs yield 'soft tissues'. Marrow from the bones of amphibians that died 10 M years ago

    07/27/2006 9:22:40 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 11 replies · 541+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 07/26/2006 | Helen Briggs
    Fossil frogs yield 'soft tissues' By Helen Briggs Science reporter, BBC News The specimens were found in Spain Scientists have extracted marrow from the bones of frogs and salamanders that died 10 million years ago in the muddy swamps of north-eastern Spain. The first fossilised bone marrow known to science provides a rare insight into the make-up of prehistoric animals. It is preserved in remarkable detail; usually only hard tissue such as bone survives in the fossil record. The soft tissue may yield traces of protein and DNA, researchers report in the journal Geology. Bone marrow is the tissue that...
  • Bone marrow registries in need of donors

    01/26/2006 4:00:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies · 733+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. J. Ethan Hoaldridge
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Jan. 25, 2006) -- As the War on Terrorism continues, the increased threat of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare attacks continue. The Department of Defense, in preparation, has devised countermeasures to be ready for such an attack. The DoD is sponsoring world-wide bone marrow drives on military installations that will help treat victims of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks. “If a servicemember is attacked by a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon, it takes three days for their bone marrow to deteriorate,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrea Miles, the C.W....
  • What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? (The ethical/effective use of Adult Stem Cells) Donors Needed

    01/13/2005 9:16:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 564+ views
    About ^ | 01.11.05
    What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? Replaces unhealthy cells with healthy ones  Related Resources • Minority Marrow Matches Fewer • Articles and links on bone marrow transplants • Articles and links on leukemia    From Other Guides • Breast Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplants • Transplants in Children    Elsewhere on the Web • National Marrow Donor Program • American Bone Marrow Donor Registry   Mary Kugler, MSN, RN,BC Guide to Rare/Orphan DiseasesWhat is a bone marrow transplant? A bone marrow transplant is when special cells (called stem cells) that are normally found in the bone marrow are taken out, filtered, and given back either to...
  • Kid's friend has leukemia, want bone marrow donors

    05/29/2004 10:31:52 PM PDT · by fourdeuce82d · 3 replies · 149+ views
    Old high school friend has an 18 year old son with leukemia. His outlook is really good- the chemo is working, and they haven't found any cancer cells for several months. He's probably NOT going to need a bone marrow transplant The thing is, the curent treatment involves repeated, growing doses of chemo- kind of a "scorched earth" approach to making sure no cancer is left. He's a jock, he's a scrapper, but it's tough- they basically ramp up the doses until the chemo's about to kill you. I'd like to be able to tell him that his situation has...
  • Vanity - Update on Bone Marrow Transplant

    07/29/2003 12:26:47 PM PDT · by muffaletaman · 112 replies · 271+ views
    self ^ | 7/29/2003 | muffaletaman
    PREVIOUS POST - Well, we may finally have a hint that we are turning the corner! Lani Marie's White Blood Cell count has been something like 0.02 to 0.05 since her chemo and radiation ended on 7/10/2003 (normal range is 4.5 to 13.5). This was a good thing because this is evidence that the old bone marrow has been all killed off. BUT eventually, the new bone marrow is supposed to kick in and begin making new cells. The doctors haven't been worried, as different people have their counts begin to come back at different times, but on the...
  • Vanity - Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient

    07/04/2003 12:08:14 PM PDT · by muffaletaman · 143 replies · 700+ views
    self ^ | 7/4/2003 | muffaletaman
    Our daughter, Lani Marie (age 11, birthday 10/4/91), was admitted yesterday to Texas Children's Hospital for a Bone Marrow Transplant. Last August she was diagnosed with CML Leukemia. This is very rare in children - less than 100 pediatric cases occur each year in the U.S. While the new genetic drug Gleevec has controlled her CML Leukemia, it is not a cure. The only chance for a cure is the transplant. Her oldest sister Jennifer was a perfect 6/6 match as a donor, and we have hopes ->Of Course<- that the procedure will be successful. She will be in the...