Treating TB is a lengthy procedure that takes a toll of the body and the spirit. Patients have to be quarantined, which takes a tough toll on sufferers and their families.
Butterfly children have a gene defect that makes their skin as fragile as the wings of insects. Now, doctors have managed to save the life of a boy by transplanting his own genetically repaired skin cells.
Berlin startup ImmunoLogik has identified an active agent that helps patients who have developed a resistance against standard HIV treatment therapies.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to fight childhood leukemia. Experts say it may open the way to treating other cancers with a similar procedure.
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