Thursday, March 21, 2013
Exploration 10 Curiosity and the news of the world
The Reading that struck me the most is named Cell Therapy for acute type of Leukemia. What struck me the most is the process that they are trying to alter a person own immune cells. This person they tried this own was sick for eight days and once he tried this he was cured. This was the first time sciences every tried such a thing. "The treatment uses patients’ own T-cells, a type of white blood cell that normally fights viruses and cancer. The patient’s blood is run through a machine that extracts T-cells and returns the rest of the blood to the body. Researchers then do some genetic engineering: they use a disabled virus as a “vector" said," Docter Sadelain. This is really amazing that this little thing like this can work and help this person that tried this thing.
This is the picture I found for my research on the New York Times.
This is my link for the article. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/health/altered-t-cell-therapy-shows-promise-for-acute-leukemia.html?ref=
These are articles That I have read