Are Stem Cell Transplants A Cure For HIV? Not So Fast

A second patient appears to have been “cured” of HIV following a stem cell transplant procedure, which replaces unhealthy, infected cells, with healthy blood cell precursors. The first successful stem cell transplant occurred in the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown, in 2008 and, ten years later, he is still free of HIV. The current unidentified […]

World Sight Day: How blind women are being trained to detect breast cancer

In a unique initiative to battle breast cancer in India, blind women are being trained in Delhi to be able to detect early signs of breast cancer. The National Association for Blind (NAB) Centre for Blind Women and Disability Studies, in collaboration with Discovering Hands, Germany has launched medical tactile examination training in India. “We […]