| Jun 27, 2009
Dr. Jean Dausset, the French Nobel laureate who discovered the human leukocyte antigen, or HLA, system on human tissue that made tissue typing for transplants possible, died June 6 in Mallorca, Spain. He was 92.
The HLA antigens are molecules on the...
| Jun 7, 2009
First came the stomachaches and low fevers. Then Lance Cpl. Cory Belken broke out in a rash. His temperature shot up to 104.6 degrees.
The young man became delirious, telling his mother, Barbara Skaggs, that he wanted to go to the smoking section even...
| Dec 10, 2009
Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:05 AM
Leading a college football program for the first time isn't that daunting. Not when you've stared down the business end of a bad guy's revolver. Not when you've donated bone marrow to your sick little girl.
And certainly not when that initial head-...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:12 AM
There are no visible scars. A nearly hairless head that's usually covered by a floppy denim hat and the surgical mask she wears in crowds are the only signs that something may be different.
Nothing in Ticynn London's behavior indicates she is anything...
| Dec 5, 2009
| 10:12 PM
LOS ANGELES-- The parents of a 4 year old diagnosed with a rare and deadly blood disorder are desperately searching for bone marrow donor to save their little girl's life.
Last September 4 year old Maya Chamberlin's parents believed she had come down...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 7:28 PM
95 people in York County open up their mouths to help save a little boy's life. It sounds strange, but they're giving samples of cells from inside their mouths, to see if they could be a bone marrow donor.
9 year old Aaron Thomas needs the bone marrow...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 9:24 AM
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Maya Chamberlin is a beautiful, smart and loving 4-year-old girl who has become gravely ill with a disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH.
She needs donated bone marrow that very closely matches her own for a...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 6:29 PM
A local midget football player is battling cancer off the field with his team standing strong behind him.
Three weeks ago, 9-year-old Aaron Thomas, was playing football with his Tri-Town Tornado teammates.
"I got a phone call from his doctor and from...
| Nov 11, 2009
NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a rare form of the disease.
While admitting he was fearful when he received the diagnosis last December, the basketball great said his prognosis is...
| Sep 17, 2009
Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...
| Mar 12, 2010
| 7:50 AM
SANTA ANA -- A Santa Ana man may be a possible bone marrow donor for a 10-year-old girl with leukemia, but now he's being told he's too overweight to donate.
Andrew Sharver, 25, registered to become a donor in 2006. He finally got the good news last...