Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night's sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long been linked to immune function, but researchers discovered that getting enough of it influenced the … Read more

Oldest patient yet cured of HIV after stem cell transplant: researchers

Oldest patient yet cured of HIV after stem cell transplant: researchers

The oldest patient yet has been cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant for leukemia, researchers reported on Wednesday. While the transplant was planned to treat the now-66-year-old’s leukemia, the doctors also sought a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes AIDS, a mechanism that first worked to cure the … Read more