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HIV Used to Treat “Bubble Boy” Immune Deficiency

HIV is well known for causing immune deficiency, but in a new twist, researchers have used a disabled form of the virus to deliver gene therapy that successfully treated children with inherited immune system impairment. Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis tested the experimental approach in eight infants with severe combined immunodeficiency… Read More »

The link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

A growing body of evidence is indicating that anemia and hearing loss are linked—particularly for a common type of anemia that causes low iron levels. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen tothe body, including the auditory system.Oxygen is vital for healthy hearing. In one study, people with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) were twice as likely to have… Read More »