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Man Inherits Sister's Kiwi Allergy in Most Unusual Way

Phenomenon, observed in bone marrow transplant patients, is now proven

(Newser) - When a leukemia patient received a bone marrow transplant from his sister, all went smoothly—until he bit into a kiwi fruit and his lips began to tingle and swell. Turns out the patient was suffering from the "oral allergic symptom" his sister had long endured, and now that... More »

2 More HIV Patients 'Cured'

After bone marrow transplants, though they may relapse

(Newser) - Are bone marrow transplants the key to an HIV cure? Two men who had both cancer and HIV appear free from both diseases after receiving transplants, researchers say. One man received replacement stem cells from a donor with a gene believed to protect against HIV, while the other's donor... More »

Boy's Peanut Allergy Cured by Bone Marrow Transplant?

Boy, 10, remains peanut allergy-free—and cancer-free, too

(Newser) - A bone marrow transplant is thought to have cured both the cancer and the peanut allergy of a 10-year-old boy, LiveScience reports. The boy, who was being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, remains both cancer- and peanut allergy-free, doctors said at a meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma,... More »

2 Men With HIV Are Off Drugs, Seem Virus-Free

After undergoing a bone marrow transplant

(Newser) - The two men who saw HIV seemingly vanish from their blood after getting bone marrow transplants to treat their blood cancer are still apparently virus-free and feeling "great"—weeks after they stopped taking anti-retroviral drugs. Researchers gave the encouraging update today at the International AIDS Society Conference in... More »

Robin Roberts: I'll Be Back at GMA in Feb.

Makes a live appearance on the show to announce her progress

(Newser) - Robin Roberts appeared on Good Morning America for the first time since late August today, announcing in a live interview from her New York apartment that she's "coming home" soon. The anchor has been on medical leave since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September to treat a... More »

Robin Roberts Upbeat After Bone Marrow Transplant

But 'I think she misses her mother,' says doctor

(Newser) - Robin Roberts "is doing fantastic" after a bone marrow transplant yesterday to treat a rare blood disorder —but, added her doctor in a poignant footnote on Good Morning America, "I think she misses her mother." Roberts' mom died the day after Roberts took leave from her... More »

2 'Cured' of HIV After Bone Marrow Transplants

Process holds promise for HIV sufferers

(Newser) - Two men given bone marrow transplants no longer have any HIV virus detectable in their blood, creating hope that researchers could be closing in on a cure for the disease that causes AIDS, reports ABC News . The transplants occurred while both men were undergoing anti-retroviral therapy, suggesting that the two... More »

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