Holes in the immune system left unrepaired despite drug therapy

If they don’t receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), most HIV patients see a progressive weakening of their immune system. But a very small percentage of patients—0.3%—spontaneously control the virus themselves, without ART. Could an explanation lay partly in the sets of genes expressed by scarce white blood cells that recognize HIV? Yes, according to a study published in Nature Immunology and […]

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Abby Lee Miller Survives Rare, Aggressive Cancer That Attacked Her Spine and Left Her Unable to Walk

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller announced she’s won her battle with Burkitt lymphoma. “The cancer is completely gone,” the 53-year-old reality TV star told People. Miller told People that she’s thankful to those who have helped her through her debilitating illness. “I’m more than grateful. I’m thankful. I was always grateful, but I think I must say, ‘Thank you,’ a hundred […]

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Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart […]

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Woman is in a wheelchair ‘after choking on a tube during surgery’

Woman who was left wheelchair bound for life ‘after she choked on her breathing tube during heart surgery’ claims strangers tell her she is TOO PRETTY to be disabled Gem Hubbard went under the knife to repair an aortic arch obstruction  Choking caused her to suffer internal bleeding and left her without oxygen After pulling through, she was left with a T10 […]

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'Freak' snowboarding accident left woman with torn pancreas, large scar

Snowboarding accident splits woman’s pancreas in half Sophie Gillett was determined to get back in the gym after her horrific injury and is now connecting with others on Instagram about their surgeries and scars. A snowboarder who five years ago survived a freak accident that caused her pancreas to split in half is back in the gym and spreading a body […]

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