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Excision BioTherapeutics’ Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for HIV: A Closer Look


Excision BioTherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has recently made headlines with its announcement regarding the publication of pre-clinical data supporting its innovative CRISPR-based gene therapy candidate, EBT-101. This therapy is designed to functionally cure HIV-1. Here’s a detailed summary of the press release: Key Findings: CEO’s Statement: Daniel Dornbusch, the Chief Executive Officer of Excision, […]

A New Hope: Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Expand Access to HIV Cures

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Mixed-race woman with both HIV and acute leukemia received a stem cell transplant using umbilical cord blood stem cells with a CCR5-delta32 mutation, which confers resistance to HIV. This modified approach may expand the pool of available stem cells for curing HIV in people needing transplants for other medical conditions. The patient’s leukemia remains in […]

First Female Patient Remains HIV-Free 5 Years After Stem Cell Transplant

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A woman who underwent a stem cell transplant to cure her HIV infection has remained virus-free for five years, according to a report on Live Science. The patient, who was diagnosed with leukemia and HIV, received the transplant from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that provides resistance to HIV. This groundbreaking procedure, also […]

Another Patient Cleared of HIV with Stem Cell Transplant

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A 53-year-old man in Germany, referred to as the ‘Düsseldorf patient’, has become the fifth person to be declared cleared of HIV after a bone marrow transplant that replaced his cells with HIV-resistant stem cells from a donor. The procedure was first used on Timothy Ray Brown, the ‘Berlin patient,’ in 2007, and later on […]

Discover Medical Advances in Cellular Therapy Research Using Cord Blood for Cancer, HIV, Cerebral Palsy and Autism During World Cord Blood Day 2022

Save the Cord Foundation - Announcing speakers for free virtual conference

Free virtual conference for World Cord Blood Day 2022 (November 15th) to feature renowned transplant doctors and researchers presenting ground-breaking work in cellular therapy using cord blood to treat cancer, HIV, cerebral palsy and autism. In addition, bestselling author, Delia Ephron, to present her memoir about fighting leukemia, “Left on 10th: A Second Chance at Life.” […]